The characteristics we share with other primates are amazing and entreat us to appreciate and conserve these wonderful creatures. Gorilla World invites visitors to explore the world of the endangered gorilla, one of our closest relatives, and asks them to consider how their actions impact the survival of this great primate. Built in 1978, Gorilla World was one of the first large naturalistic primate exhibits in the world. Upon entering the outdoor exhibit space, the visitor is immersed in a simulated African jungle. Several open viewing areas provide the chance to see many individuals of the Zoo’s large troop from various angles. The new indoor habit, which opened in 2017, allows visitors to see gorillas year round! The floor-to-ceiling viewing glass will help the Zoo continue to inspire gorilla conservation by getting visitors #CloseEnoughToCare as they watch and engage with the Zoo’s gorillas.