A Day in the Life of the Gorilla Forest Staff

Her deep, milk chocolate-brown eyes shot long glances down the hall. Then grunts and snorts rumbled from her depths like seismic activity. “That’s Demba,” Michelle Wise explained, nodding toward the noise. “She likes to talk to us with her cheerful vocalizations.” Find Out More

Gorilla at Louisville Zoo

A Gorilla Sanctuary

Our award-winning Gorilla Forest continues to break new ground as a research center and sanctuary for the ongoing improvement of gorilla care and conservation. Opened in 2002, Gorilla Forest was designed so that the Louisville Zoo could house up to four gorilla groups, each with access to indoor day rooms and outdoor open-air fields. Find Out More