KAFI IS A three year old orphaned gorilla who arrived at Dublin Zoo in August of last year.
She had a rough start to life as her mother died when she was only five months old, forcing her to be hand reared by a care team in Stuttgart Zoo in Germany. Once she was old enough to be with other gorillas, she was introduced to a troop of them in Romagne Zoo in France. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out, and she was once again without a family.
Her next potential home was in Dublin, where she was introduced to the Gorilla Rainforest and a troop of five gorillas. Happily, she has integrated well and spends a lot of time playing with the other young gorillas, two year old Kituba and one and a half year old Kimbiri.
Hooray! We’re a sucker for a happy ending. Here she is in situ.
Delighted with herself!
You can see Kafi’s story on The Zoo on RTÉ One tomorrow night at 7pm, and of course visit her in person at Dublin Zoo. Here’s a sneak peek.