On Thursday, Nov. 18, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay celebrated a very special birthday. Bolingo, the first gorilla ever born at the park turned five years old.
The two newest Western lowland gorillas to join Busch Gardens can now be viewed in their Myombe Reserve habitat by guests.
Mary and daughter Pele join Kishina, Inaki, Sim Sim and Bolingo on habitat daily. Mother and daughter, Mary, 22, and, Pele, 8, came to Busch Gardens in mid February from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, as part of a Species Survival Plan.