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You can help create a much needed, state of the art, home to care for our beloved gorilla family.

Gorillas in the wild have been pushed to the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, hunting, wildlife trade and the spread of infectious disease. Jersey Zoo has been home to these majestic apes for 60 years, successfully breeding them and training conservationists to protect these gentle giants.

Although Badongo and his family love the vast and engaging outdoor area, it is time that the gorillas received a new and improved indoor home. You will be supporting a bold and exciting plan for a major extension, which will create an advanced gorilla habitat, providing the best conditions for their welfare, not just for today but also well into the future.


Ways to Fundraise

You too can GO WILD for our gorillas!

To celebrate 60 years of gorillas at Jersey Zoo we are inviting you to Go Bananas to help make Gorilla Grand Design dreams a reality.

Our Go Wild Gorilla trail will inspire you to get outside and find our wonderful gorillas in nature. You can set yourself a fundraising challenge and even be sponsored to explore the trail of gorillas across the island, making it more exciting and worthwhile!

Go Wild Fundraising Challenge!

Could you walk, cycle or even swim to every one? Is it possible to find them all in just one day, or choose to enjoy every moment and find one every day of the trail.

Be a gorilla champion! Bake and sell banana bread or get sponsored to wear a gorilla suit whilst going about your normal day. Host a gorilla quiz, barbeque or party? Can you invite your friends to join you or stride out independently?

To make it easy for you we have our Go Wild Fundraising pack to download and take part! Don’t forget to tell us what you are doing...

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