Congo Gorilla Forest


Gorillas are among our closest relatives in the wild and that’s pretty clear watching ours. From cautious to playful to nurturing, each has a unique personality. It's always a thrill to see them interact. Additional $6 with Limited Admission Ticket. Please note – due to state mandated capacity restrictions, exhibit line may close earlier if there is a wait time of 30 min. or more.


Open year-round. During the colder months, animals may not be in their outdoor habitats, but you can still visit gorillas indoors.


  • Assistive Listening
  • Rough Terrain
  • Steep Hill
  • Touch Exhibit
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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A forest of Diversity

Gorillas share their habitat with a tremendous variety of other wildlife, and you’ll encounter those animals during your visit, including okapis, red river hogs, mandrills, and many other species.

Big Plans

WCS scientists started studying mountain gorillas in the field in1959. Bringing that work to zoo visitors was, and is, an important part of our mission. Congo Gorilla Forest was built as a groundbreaking, participatory exhibit, connecting field work to the work happening at the Bronx Zoo. Whether watching the animals on exhibit, or participating in an education class in the unique program space, Congo Gorilla Forest has inspired countless visitors.

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This exhibit is about people — people getting involved. People learning about conservation. People taking action to protect and give a future to some of our most beloved animal species.”

William Conway
Past President of WCS





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