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Zoologischer Garten Rostock, founded on January 4th 1899, has a big area of 56 hectares and is located on a natural environment in the Barnstorfer Forest. They keep a collection of 1730 animals of 240 different species including artic and north sea animals such as polar bears or penguins and they participate in some EEP (European Breeding Programs). Sanga and Rogo, a couple of lowland gorillas, were the first of their species arriving to the zoo; they came from Africa in 1964. At the moment, Rostock didn't have any gorilla births, but in 2012, they got a group of 1.4 gorillas with which they hope to start breeding to contribute to the gorillas EEP.

Their gorillas' facility was completely re-built in 2012 as their old one had very small cages/boxes with bars everywhere as barriers between visitors and animals. Luckily, their gorillas enjoy currently a big outdoor enclosure of 10.000 m² divided for gorillas, orangutans and lemurs.

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Rostock Zoo keeps two groups of gorillas:

GROUP 1:

ASSUMBO

YENE

EYENGA

ZOLA

KWAME


GROUP 2:

GORGO

BEBE FRANCE



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