Sea World Gold Coast to get jungle with gorillas. Yes gorillas

Sea World Gold Coast to get jungle with gorillas. Yes gorillas
The exhibit, to open in 2015, will also include hippos, crocodiles and other animals as part of an African encounter attraction, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports.The gorillas would be sourced from an international breeding program designed to shore up populations of the primate.Sea World officials were yesterday tight-lipped about the project, which is the park’s latest foray away from traditional marine-themed attractions.An interactive dinosaur attraction was added this year.A Sea World spokesman said the African safari-style attraction would be an exciting addition to the theme park, which forged its name on dolphin shows and aquarium exhibits.”We are all excited about a wonderful new attraction which will be a Sea World first, but we’re not able to release any more details just yet”, he said.Gorilla populations have been decimated, as one of the closest living relatives to humans battles loss of habitat and hunting for sport and meat.There are about 50000, gorillas left in the wild and just 600 of the famous mountain gorillas.Only three parks in Australia have gorillas and none in Queensland, but it is understood Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast has expressed an interest in housing gorillas.For more see the Gold Coast Bulletin ###

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