Built to replicate eight acres of central African forest, the Downing Gorilla Forest is home to a group of western lowland gorillas. The Gorilla Forest allows visitors to be surrounded by a lively and authentic atmosphere, starting with the Nganda Village and then leading to a chance to view the gorillas in the middle of their home. Watch our group of bachelor gorillas as they forage on the hillside or play and wrestle. Watch mama gorillas raise their young. And be sure to keep an eye out for all of the other species that live here, including the playful colobus monkeys and the secretive okapi, a distant relative to the giraffe.