The National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo and accredited by AZA, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States, and as part of the Smithsonian Institution, does not charge admission. Founded in 1889 and keeping 2000 animals of 400 species, the National Zoo has two campuses. The first is a 163-acre urban park located in northwest Washington; the second is the 3,200-acre Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, which is a non-public facility devoted to training wildlife professionals in conservation biology and to propagating rare species through natural and assisted reproduction. Their first gorilla was a three years old male called N'Gi, who arrived in 1928 from Africa and died four years later. Moka* and Nikumba* were the parents of the first baby gorilla born at the National Zoological Park, Tomoka, a male born in September 1961.

The National Zoological Park keeps six gorillas in two groups:

 GROUP 1

MANDARA

BARAKA YA MWELU

CALAYA

KIBIBI

 

GROUP 2

K'WAME

KOJO




HALOKO


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