Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. Since opening their doors to the public on Monday 11th July 1836, they have helped save 175 species from extinction.


We are delighted to announce that we have joined Bristol Zoo Gardens in a very special partnership. We honour their mission to save wildlife through conservation and research, working to protect species and habitats overseas.



(Jock left, Ayana top right & Afia bottom right)


Gorilla Island is home to a family of seven Western lowland gorillas from Cameroon, Africa; Jock, Kera, Kukena, Kala, Touni, Afia, and Ayana. Jock is the silverback and leader of the gorilla family – we think he looks like Burt the gorilla!


Not only are we proud sponsors of Gorilla Island, but we have also adopted one of the gorillas – little Afia. We believe that it is extremely important to support this cause because the wild population of Western lowland gorillas is currently estimated between only 90,000 – 110,00.




Did you know that besides drinking fresh water, the gorillas are also given sugar-free Ribena and herbal tea!




Thank you for visiting Nessy, we hope you had a great time at Bristol Zoo Gardens and enjoyed seeing the gorillas. As part of our partnership we would like to offer 10% off our program Nessy Reading & Spelling.


Please use the code: ZOO10


We are proud to support such a great cause at Bristol Zoo Gardens.