Meet Zaire aged 34, Bobby 25, Effie 15 and Mjukuu aged 9. All are Western Lowland Gorillas from ZSL London Zoo and all are great characters. Bobby is the silverback and likes to chill, Zaire is the oldest and likes children, pink and handbags, Mjukuu is the mischievous one and Effie, well, Effie is Effie.
The Western Lowland Gorilla is a critically endangered animal, very few still survive in the wild and those that do are in danger from several sources, including poaching, disease and habitat loss. ZSL London Zoo runs a conservation project in Gabon which is working with local people to increase the numbers of gorillas in the wild, to change attitudes to the gorillas and to provide an alternative source of employment through conservation tourism.
(All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to ZSL London Zoo)