The Western Lowland Gorilla Youngster Lope from the Twycross zoo in England is trying to play with the big Silverback, but he's having none of it. Typical Lope, he never gives up.
Don't forget to watch his whole family every Friday & Monday at 2pm UTC/GMT +1 hour.
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The gorilla current family at Twycross consists of 6 members, which are Oumbi, Ozala, Biddy, Asante, Lope and Shufai
Oumbi ( 30 June 1992) Sons : Okanda 17 Apr 2011 Hand raised now at München Hellabrunn Germany)
Lope ( 3rd Jan 2003) and Shufai (24th Sep 2016) both born at Twycross Zoo in England and they are still at the Zoo. For some reason Shufai is known in the studbook as MIJADALA (Mija)!
Ozala (19 Mar 1994) , she had three sons and one daughter. Ozalas first mate was Ti . Ozala and Ti had Matadi on the 25th May 2003. Then they had their daughter Ndoki on the 3rd of May 2007, but she sadly died on the 29th Aug 2007, unknown cause.
Matadi is at the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium.
Ti died in 26 Feb 2007, the cause of it was a stroke. Oumbi got moved to Twycross Zoo in 2009 to mate with the females. Ozala was Oumbi chosen mate.
Asante (6th Jun 1985) is Ozalas half sister. She hasn’t got any offspring.
Biddy is Ozalas Mum as she was born in the wild during 1973, there is no record of siblings or parents. Her offspring’s are Mambie and Ozala.