Djala's Remarkable Journey Home
Back To The Wild
A western lowland gorilla family from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park has started a remarkable journey home to Africa. The family is headed by Djala, a 30 year old silverback. As a baby Djala was rescued from Africa and flown to the safety of Port Lympne where he has become one of the largest silverbacks in captivity, weighing 200kgs and fathering a total of 15 offspring. Djala and his family have now arrived in Africa and are settling into their new home but they are just at the start of a long journey back to the wild. Click here to follow the gorillas journey home each step of the way in pictures.
Djala's Homecoming and the Way Ahead for Conservation
"A few months ago a magnificent silverback gorilla called Djala took his first footsteps back on African soil 30 years after his family was massacred by hunters. He was accompanied by four of his wives and another four of his offspring...."
Read the full article at Huffington Post
The family's journey is part of The Aspinall Foundation's Back To The Wild Campaign in conjunction with Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, and has been made possible by generous gifts from supporters of the charity, our partner DHL and the Gabonese Government.
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