Werribee Open Range Zoo

Gorilla Behind the Scenes

Meet the gorilla bachelor boys at Werribee Open Range Zoo. These endlessly fascinating creatures are one of our closest living relatives with a genetic difference of only 1.6%. In this experience, you'll get up so close to the gorilla boys that the similarities are impossible to miss!
Guided by our keepers, you will head behind the scenes into the gorilla night dens where you will get up close with our bachelor boys and learn about the unique dynamics of the group. Each behind the scenes experience is slightly different although activities will be scheduled to ensure guests are always provided with the most memorable experience. Your gorilla behind the scenes encounter may include:

  • An activity feed
  • An enrichment activity
  • A training session
  • Discussion about gorilla behaviors and characteristics

Following the behind the scenes experience, our guides will escort you to the viewing window to catch the Gorilla Keeper Talk.

Please note: Keeper led activity will vary on a daily basis due to gorilla behaviours. All visitors to the gorilla behind-the-scenes encounter are required to wear a face mask in order to protect the gorillas from any human disease risks. Gorillas are one of our closest living relatives with a genetic difference to humans of only 1.6%. This greatly increases their susceptibility to infection from human pathogens.