Ambam the largest silverback gorilla at Port Lympne Reserve became an internet sensation when footage of him walking upright like a human went viral in 2011. Standing fully upright he is an impressive sight at around 5'9".
His favourite treat is hard boiled eggs and he is known for his huge appetite!
Your Adoption Really Helps
By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.
What's included in your adoption?
Digital pack £25
Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Adoption pack will be sent straight to your inbox
Printed pack £35
18cm cuddly toy
Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
Please Note: Automatic name generation is currently unavailable for Digital adoptions certificates. These will be left blank for the purchaser or recipient to enter. For Printed Adoptions please providethe recipients name and it will be manually entered when you order is processed.
Fun Facts about Western Lowland Gorillas
The ends and middle bones of gorillas' fingers are flattened for extra strength and the knuckles have ridges to lock them in place whilst walking on all fours.
Gorillas are the largest primate in the world. They build a nest to sleep in each night. Their main threats are hunting for meat, destruction of habitat and Ebola.
Diet & habits
Gorillas eat a wide range of plants, roots, leaves and fruits. Our gorillas receive over a 150 different types of food items.
Where they can be found in the wild
Living deep in the rainforests of West Africa, the western lowland gorilla is the most widespread of all of the subspecies. By living in the rainforests they have better access to a wide range of foods like roots, bark, fruit and pulp.
Nearly 80% of all western lowland gorillas in the wild live in unprotected areas which leaves them vulnerable to poaching. Western lowland gorillas are now classified as critically endangered due to habitat loss and hunting for bushmeat. In 2000 it was estimated that the ebola virus wiped out a third of all gorillas in the wild.
How we're helping
The Aspinall Foundation manages a million acres of habitat in Congo and Gabon and reintroduces orphans of the bushmeat trade and gorillas from our own parks back to the wild.