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Gorilla Family - Chicago - Brookfield Zoo (2012)

These are the gorillas (silverbacks: Ramar and JoJo) currently living at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago (IL), United States.

 

Color Key - Blue: males, red: breeding female, black: other residents, grey: non-residents (with their current location) or deceased. Arrows - Pointing from parents to their offspring.

 

Please note: Ramar lives alone. JoJo (from Lincoln Park Zoo) has taken over his previous family in 2012. — Binti Jua means "Daughter of Sunshine" in Swahili. She was named one of People Magazine's 25 'Most Intriguing People' in 1996 after she rescued a 3-year-old boy who had fallen into the gorilla exhibit. ― Nadaya means "first" in Hausa, an African language, being the first offspring of Ramar and Baraka. ― Koola's and Kamba's names were inspired by the myth of Koolakamba - and here is why.

 

The chart is based on the interactive online Gorilla Studbook by James R. Davis and the official International Studbook 2010 (pdf / right-click to download), published by Frankfurt Zoo. If you find a mistake, please let me know!

 

Image of Binti Jua (c) Scott Olson (Getty Images). If you are the owner of another image used for this chart please get in touch so I can give you credits.

 

The Wikipedia article on Binti Jua is here (in English).

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