Meet Zola the Dancing Gorilla

It time for a little fun!



The Calgary Zoo uploaded this video on Sunday June 17


The video shows Zola having pure fun with an enrichment opportunity during Spotlight on Gorillas and is not a trained behavior.

The music was added afterward.

Zola, nine-years old, is one of eight Western lowland gorillas currently living at the Calgary Zoo as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Gorilla Species Survival Plan.

He loves to play in water and keepers regularly give him the opportunity to do so as part of the enrichment activities they plan and vary on a daily basis.

Learn about Spotlight on Gorillas here.

Watch the Video here.


Visitor Info • The Calgary Zoo


For more than 75 years, the Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park has offered visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience and interact with wildlife – right in the heart of the city only 5 minutes from downtown.

Western Canada’s largest accredited zoo makes every trip an adventure with over 1000 animals, 6 acres of botanical gardens, a prehistoric park, zoo-nique playgrounds and more! Let us take you around the world for your very own zoo adventure!

Are You Wondering Why I’m Focusing on the Calgary Zoo?

You’re right, it’s not near my home.

But it’s very close to my heart.

About 40% of my art collectors live in Calgary.

I’d love to go there, but haven’t been able to.

And now I’ve met Zola.

I’ve always loved Gorillas. They remind me of my Uncle Charlie. I loved him too.

So…it just may be that  a trip to Calgary is in my future.

Until then. Enjoy this journey through their wonderful zoo.

And if you happen to be in their neighborhood, stop by.

Read about some great Annual Special Events for 2011

A big Thank You to the Calgary Zoo for this entertaining and informative display.
And thanks Zola