Western Lowland Gorilla

Gorilla

An adult gorilla’s upper body strength is six times more powerful than that of an adult human. Gorillas also have longer arms than legs — their arm span is actually larger than their height. Although they can stand and walk upright for short distances, they prefer to walk in a quadrupedal fashion, supporting their weight […]

Bonobo

Bonobo

Bonobos and chimpanzees share 98.7 percent of their DNA with humans, making them and chimpanzees the closest living relatives to humans. Bonobos are led by the females and tend to share a peaceful society. The Milwaukee County Zoo is currently home to the largest group of bonobos in North America.