Ebeki is the son of our incredibly popular Silverback Kifu & mum Tebe at Howletts Wild Animal Park. He is now part of a new group with an established group of females who he has joined with great success. Ebeki is adapting from a naughty teenager to dominant male - taking charge when he needs to but still retaining his charming nature. We look forward to lots of babies from this group!
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 delivered 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 the Western Lowland Gorilla
Did you know they have 22 different types of hoots, barks and screams that all have a different meaning when communicating with other gorillas!
Who does Ebeki spend his time with at Howletts?
Ebeki chooses to spend most of his time with his favourite companion, Juma. When he’s not with Juma, Ebeki enjoys playing with his 2-year-old son, Ikebe. Despite the huge difference in size, Ebeki is always gentle with little Ikebe.
What does Ebeki the gorilla do each day?
Ebeki is partial to peanuts and any enrichment containing them, including peanut rings on the roof, cubes and barrels filled with straw. All in all, Ebeki is doing a great job at keeping his family in check, all the while maintaining a nice, relaxing environment.
Where do western lowland gorillas live 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 such as roots, bark, fruit and pulp.
How we're helping
The Aspinall Foundation manages a million acres of Congo and Gabon and reintroduces orphans of the bushmeat trade and gorillas from the parks here in Kent back to the wild.