Published for the first time on August21st2012, Gorillas Land is a webpage created by three gorilla lovers to share news, as its most, about gorillas kept under human care. Over the years, our platform was improved and developed by sharing content of all kind regarding this species and their surroundings, till Gorillas Land has become a worldwide level reference as a source. Nowadays, apart from sharing the kind of content we started with, we promote conservation and education about this critically endangered species through our website and social networks, trying to emphasize the importance to make our biggest efforts to protect wildlife.
Gorillas Land is a very extensive website with a lot of information, so there might be occasional delays regarding the latest updates. The sources used to build our database of gorillas under human care are mainly Wikipedia (for the zoo pages), the Official Western Lowland Gorilla Studbook and theUnofficial Studbookby James Richard Davis.In order to keep the website updated, we receive emails from zoo regulars and keepers, and we use the internet and social media to look for news. Gorillas Land encourages all of you tocontact usif you see any mistakes, if you want to share any updates with us or if you want to send us pictures of both gorillas and their habitats. For more detailed information about the sources and how the database works, click here.
All of the pictures uploaded on Gorillas Land, have the authorization from their photographers to be shared on our web, unless their license is under the Creative Commons access. All of the pictures are watermarked with the name or the nickname of their authors and credited directly to them through a link.If you would like to use any of them for any purpose, remember the necessity to contact them for the respect to their work.
How the database works
The database is composed by two kind of pages: zoo pages and individual gorilla profiles. Let's see how they work: Zoo Pages
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Things to know
The captive database consists of two different parts:
Zoo pages:First of all, you will see the logo of the zoo, and by clicking on it, you will be redirected to the official page of the correspondent zoo. There is a first paragraph that tells about the history of the zoo. The second paragraph is about the gorilla enclosure at that zoo. And then there are photos of the enclosure provided if available. Finally, you will see the list of gorillas kept at that park, and at the end, a family tree of the troop.
Gorilla pages:Each captive gorilla has its own page where you will find the name, subspecies* sex, birthdate, birthplace, capture date (if it was caught in the wild), parents, transfers and, finally, two portraits and a whole body photo. By clicking on them, you will see a larger size version of the photos, and below you will find credits for the photographer (copyright owner).
The gorillas yet officially unnamed are given a provisional name based on three characters (e.g:CAB-12-01):
The letters refer to the zoo where they were born or the first zoo they lived at.
The first number refers to the year of their birthdate or of their arrival at that zoo.
The second number is just a counter in case there are other gorillas with the same characteristics.
Copyright and sources
All the pictures on Gorillas Land are used with the express permission of their author granted exclusively for our webpage. If you would like to use any of them for any purpose, you should contact them first, which is very easy as you only have to click on the owner's name or on the photo.