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June 14, 2024

Come Meet the Gorillas

Come Meet the Gorillas

This is the first time that the zoo has been home to a bachelor troop!

Gorilla World at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is now home to three rowdy bachelor gorillas. Come meet the gorillas, Chipua (Chip), Pendeka (Pende) and Kongo! These three gorillas make up the new bachelor troop, which arrived from the Detroit Zoo in July.

The zoo is excited about the males’ arrival, as this is the first time CZBG has been home to a bachelor troop! Zoo guests may see what looks like aggression or altercations between the troop, but don’t worry, this new social structure helps establish and maintain a hierarchy within the group.

Visit the zoo at 3400 Vine St. in Cincinnati to see Chip, Pende and Kongo in their new home; head to for tickets or call 513-281-4700 for more information.

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Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).