Featured Exhibits:
Ituri Forest

Scripps Aviary
Gorilla Tropics
Polar Bear Plunge
Rain Forest Aviary
Giant Panda Research Station
Tiger River
Sun Bear Forest

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Gorilla Tropics


When you journey into Gorilla Tropics, you enter a remarkable simulation of an Africa rain forest. Covering 2.5 acres (1 hectare), Gorilla Tropics transports you to the sights and sounds of Africa, surrounded by thousands of native plants and enhanced by audio of actual environmental sounds of an African rain forest. Your stroll puts you in the perfect rain forest mood by the time you reach the exhibit's centerpiece, the 8,000 square-foot enclosure of a troop of western lowland gorillas.

With its natural landscape of cascading waterfalls, grassy slopes, and climbing areas, Gorilla Tropics provides these vegetarian giants with a healthy living environment which adds to their well-being.