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Ndoki Forest

Riverbanks has recreated this part of Africa as a sanctuary for gorillas, elephants, and meerkats, giving visitors the opportunity to see these wonderful animals and learn more about them and their natural habitat.

Photo courtesy of ©Richard W. Rokes.

African Elephant

Quick fact: Riverbanks is home to two female African elephants. These majestic animals are the largest living land mammal with females weighing 6,700 to 9,000 pounds.

Slender-tailed Meerkat

Quick fact: “One for all and all for one” is the motto of the slender-tailed meerkat. Groups of these highly social animals always have a designated “lookout” standing watch for danger.

Western Lowland Gorilla

Quick fact: The tropical rainforests of western Africa are home to western lowland gorillas. Riverbanks currently has two male and three female gorillas.