Are there gorillas at Port Lympne?
At Port Lympne we have 17 Western lowland gorillas in 3 different areas. The Palace of the Apes houses a family group of 12; a silverback, 8 adult females and 3 young males. All gorillas (of which there are 4 sub-species) are Critically Endangered.
Can you feed the gorillas at Port Lympne?
We visited Port Lympne yesterday as my friend had booked an experience to feed the Gorillas. We are both primate fans and it was just wonderful to be up close to these magnificent creatures and feed them.
Is Port Lympne humane?
Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks are renowned for high standards of animal welfare and captive breeding for endangered species. We are world leaders in breeding western lowland gorillas and we have seen 147 born in our Parks to date.
Can you feed giraffes at Port Lympne?
An unforgettable experience Meet these endangered species up close and learn more about the conservation efforts in place here at Port Lympne Reserve. With the ranger’s approval, you may even have the opportunity to hand feed them.
How many gorillas are there in Port Lympne?
At Port Lympne we have 17 Western lowland gorillas in 3 different areas. The Palace of the Apes houses a family group of 12; a silverback, 8 adult females and 3 young males. We also have 5 bachelor males living in 2 separate areas away from the family group. All gorillas (of which there are 4 sub-species) are Critically Endangered.
Where is the Port Lympne wild animal park?
Port Lympne Animal Reserve near the town of Hythe in Kent, England is set in 600 acres (2.4 km 2) and incorporates the historic mansion, and landscaped gardens designed by architect Sir Herbert Baker, for Sir Philip Sassoon . The estate with an Edwardian mansion near Lympne was purchased in 1973 by John…
How much does Animal Encounter at Port Lympne cost?
From just £75 per person, your group encounter will include time with one of our expert keepers at Port Lympne as they introduce you to the animal of your choice – learn interesting facts, hand feed where possible and enjoy behind the scenes access as you immerse yourself in our amazing world.
How are baby gorillas raised by the Aspinall Foundation?
They spend most of the day foraging for food. Working with the Aspinall Foundation, Howletts and Port Lympne have pioneered the release of captive born gorillas into the wild. Baby gorillas orphaned by the bush meat trade in these countries have been raised by the Aspinall Foundation and taught how to survive in the wild.