Africa

Journey through Africa

The Downing Gorilla Forest is an adventure that delights all the senses, as you become immersed in equatorial Africa. Along the bank of the river, you will see a family of black-and-white colobus and DeBrazza’s monkeys. A fifty-foot suspension bridge will take you out of the lively atmosphere of Nganda Village and immerse you in the forest of the gorilla.

Pride of the Plains features 700 feet of paths and trails winding through kopje (large boulder) rock with unobstructed views of animals from the African savannah.

The Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley is the third largest elephant exhibit in the country. It encompass more than 5 acres of sprawling outdoors space, plus indoor facility and world's largest elephant pool at 550,000 gallons. This habitat is designed to provide elephants with choices that help ensure their physical, mental and social well being.

African lion
Panthera leo krugeri
African painted dog
Lycaon pictus
Black crowned crane
Balearica pavonina pavonina
Bongo
Tragelaphus eurycerus
Caracal lynx
Caracal caracal caracal
Eastern black rhinoceros
Diceros bicornis michaeli
Eastern black-and-white colobus
Colobus guereza
Eastern bongo
Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci
Eastern white pelican
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Grevy's zebra
Equus grevyi
Hamadryas baboon
Papio hamadryas
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus amphibius
Okapi
Okapia johnstoni
Pink-backed pelican
Pelecanus rufescens
Red river hog
Potamochoerus porcus
Reticulated giraffe
Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata
Ring-tailed lemur
Lemur catta
Saddle-billed stork
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Slender-horned gazelle
Gazella leptoceros leptoceros
Slender-tailed meerkat
Suricata suricatta
South African bush elephant
Loxodonta africana africana
Warthog
Phacochoerus africanus
Western lowland gorilla
Gorilla gorilla gorilla
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