Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Gorillas for Belo Horizonte

New Gorillas for Belo Horizonte 

The arrival of two new Gorillas is confirmed for this Saturday, October 12. The male Leon, 14 years old, female and Lou, 9, will be the companions for Imbi, who has lived alone since March this year when Kifta died.

Gorilla 'Idi Amin', who was 38, died in 2012, also in March. Lou Lou and Leon comes from different institutions. The male was born in Israel and is at Loro Parque Zoo in Tenerife, Spain. Lou Lou is from England and lives in Howletts Zoo, Aspinall Foundation, the same park which organised the transfer of Kifta and Imbi for the Belo Horizonte zoo in August 2011. 

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