Care & Wellness

The Gorilla Foundation has always had a holistic approach to wellness:  from the diet we feed the gorillas, to the natural remedies we use, to the veterinary and human doctors we partner with to the gorilla-centric care we give.


What do they eat?  Food is very important part of a gorillas life, and it is our caregivers' job to make sure their available foods are both nutritious, delicious and full of interesting choices ... more


How do we keep them simulated?  Enrichment refers to behavioral and environmental factors that enhance the quality of a gorilla's life by providing all the stimuli necessary for optimal mental and physical well-being ...  more

One Health Team

How do we care for them?  A "one health team" is one that integrates the expertise of both vets and human physicians.  This is especially important because of how similar their anatomy and physiology is to ours ...  more


Where do they live?  The Gorilla Foundation's facilities are designed for the gorillas' total well-being.   They include a large 3-dimensional outdoor enclosure and adjacent indoor facilities for sleeping and socialization.  more

The Role of 2-way Communication

How does communication enrich care?  Almost everything at the Gorilla Foundation is based on effective communication. It empowers the gorillas to have more control over their environment ...  more


Contact Us



The Gorilla Foundation /
1733 Woodside Rd., Suite 330
Redwood City, CA, 94061
1-800-ME-GO-APE (634-6273)

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Our mission is to learn about gorillas by communicating with them, and apply our knowledge to advance great ape conservation, education, care and empathy.

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