Werribee Open Range Zoo

Gorillas calling

Werribee Open Range Zoo is home to one of the largest gorilla exhibits in the world.

At 6,000 square metres, the spectacular exhibit – complete with wading pool and large climbing poles – allows silverback Motaba and his two sons, Yakini and Ganyeka, the space to behave as they would in the wild.

With several viewing platforms, the exhibit offers visitors the chance to watch these magnificent creatures as they go about their daily lives, from a variety of angles.

A play space mirroring one of the gorillas’ climbing areas, invites children to climb tree trunks and ropes - just like the gorillas.

It’s not all fun and games, though: we also invite our visitors to educate themselves about the plight of gorillas in the wild via our campaign, They're Calling on You.