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Located in Romagne (Viena), La Vallée des Singes opened its doors to the public in July 1998 and was founded by Wim Mager (who also founded Apenheul Primate Park back in 1971). As its own name tells, it is a zoo specialized in keeping primates, as there are from small marmosets to great apes such as chimpanzees, gorillas or bonobos, through lemurs, cercopitecos or mandrils between other monkeys species. Their first gorillas were a couple called Virunga and Yaoundé (both still at the park), who arrived in May 1998 from Leipzig and Nürnberg respectively. Both them are the parents of Badongo, who was the first baby gorilla to born at La Vallée des Singes very few years after their opening, in September 1999.

The facility for gorillas at Romagne is composed by an indoor facility of 125 m2 (with ropes and suspended tyres as enrichment) and a big outdoor wooded island of 3800 surrounded by a stream that provides natural separation between visitors and gorillas. They share the outdoor enclosure together with mantled gueraza colobus and white-nosed monkeys.
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La Vallé des Singes keeps a group of ten gorillas:

VIRUNGA

YAOUNDÉ

MOSEKA

HAKUNA MATATA

MAH MAH

DJOMO

WEFA

MAWETE

KOUAM

IVINDO



GAJA †

BANGA †


Family Tree (Genealogical Chart):

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