116

is the number of zoos and related facilities in North America accredited by the
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
(AZA) that house ape species.
All five ape taxa exist in captivity in North America, including the genera Hylobates,
Symphalangus
, Nomascus, Gorilla, Pan, and Pongo.

The following species are managed in North American AZA institutions.*

Genus Species Scientific Name Species Common Name
Hylobates Hylobates lar lar gibbon
Hylobates moloch Javan or silvery gibbon
Hylobates pileatus pileated gibbon
Symphalangus Symphalangus syndactylus siamang
Nomascus Nomascus leucogenys white-cheeked gibbon
Nomascus gabriellae yellow-cheeked gibbon
Gorilla Gorilla gorilla western gorilla
Pan Pan troglodytes chimpanzee
Pan paniscus bonobo
Pongo Pongo pygmaeus Bornean orangutan
Pongo abelii Sumatran orangutan

* Note that there are many different taxonomies for the gibbons as well as the great apes. The following is based on Groves (2001) and Mootnick and Groves (2005). Here we refer to all apes only at the species level.

Apes can be visited at the following AZA institutions.
Institutions housing a particular taxa are indicated by an X.

Institution
State
Bonobos
Chimpanzees
Gibbons
Gorillas
Orangutans
Birmingham Zoo AL
-
-
X
X
Little Rock Zoo AR
-
X
X
X
X
Phoenix Zoo AZ
-
-
X
-
X
Reid Park Zoo AZ
-
-
X
-
-
Oakland Zoo CA
-
X
X
-
-
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens CA
-
-
X
X
-
Sequoia Park Zoo CA
-
-
X
-
-
Sacramento Zoo CA
-
X
X
-
X
San Diego's Wild Animal Park CA
-
X
X
-
Fresno Chaffee Zoo CA
-
-
X
-
X
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden CA
-
X
X
X
X
San Diego Zoo CA
X
-
X
X
X
San Francisco Zoological Gardens CA
-
X
X
X
-
Santa Ana Zoo CA
-
-
X
-
-
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo CO
-
-
X
X
X
Denver Zoological Gardens CO
-
-
X
X
X
Pueblo Zoo CO
-
-
X
-
-
Smithsonian National Zoological Park DC
-
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X
X
X
Disney's Animal Kingdom FL
-
-
X
X
-
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo FL
-
X
X
-
X
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay FL
-
X
X
X
X
Brevard Zoo FL
-
-
X
-
-
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens FL
X
-
X
X
-
Zoo Miami FL
-
X
X
X
X
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden FL
-
-
X
-
-
Lion Country Safari FL
-
X
X
-
-
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park FL
-
-
X
-
-
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo FL
-
-
X
-
-
Naples Zoo FL
-
-
X
-
-
Zoo Atlanta GA
-
-
-
X
X
Honolulu Zoo HI
-
X
X
-
X
Institution
State
Bonobos
Chimpanzees
Gibbons
Gorillas
Orangutans
Blank Park Zoo IA
-
-
X
-
-
Zoo Boise ID
-
-
X
-
-
Tautphaus Park Zoo ID
-
-
X
-
-
Chicago Zoological Society- Brookfield Zoo IL
-
-
X
X
X
Lincoln Park Zoo IL
-
X
X
X
-
Miller Park Zoo IL
-
-
X
-
-
Henson Robinson Zoo IL
-
-
X
-
-
Peoria Zoo IL
-
-
-
-
-
Niabi Zoo IL
-
-
X
-
-
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo IN
-
-
X
-
X
Potawatomi Zoo IN
-
-X
-
-
-
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden IN
-
-
X
-
-
Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. IN
-
-
X
-
-X
Sunset Zoological Park KS
-
X
X-
-
-
Sedgwick County Zoo KS
-
X
-
X
X
Lee Richardson Zoo KS
-
-
X
-
-
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure KS
-
X
-
-
X
Topeka Zoo KS
-
-
-
X
X
Louisville Zoolgical Garden KY
-
-
X
X
X
Alexandria Zoological Park LA
-
-
X
-
-
Audubon Zoo LA
-
-
X
X
X
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo LA
-
-
X
-
-
Franklin Park Zoo MA
-
-
X
X
-
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore MD
-
X
-
-
John Ball Zoological Garden MI
-
X
X
-
-
Detroit Zoological Park MI
-
X
-
X
-
Minnesota Zoological Garden MN
-
-
X
-
-
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory MN
-
-
-
X
X
Dickerson Park Zoo MO
-
-
X
-
-
Kansas City Zoo MO
-
X
X
X
X
Saint Louis Zoo MO
-
X
-
X
X
Jackson Zoological Park MS
-
X
X
-
X
Institution
State
Bonobos
Chimpanzees
Gibbons
Gorillas
Orangutans
Natural Science Center & Animal Discovery of Greensboro NC
X
   
North Carolina Zoological Park NC
-
X
-
X
-
Roosevelt Park Zoo ND
-
-
X
-
-
Chahinkapa Zoo ND
-
-
X
-
X-
Dakota Zoo ND
-
-
X
-
Lincoln Children's Zoo NE
-
-
X
-
-
Riverside Zoo NE
-
X
-
-
-
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo NE
-
-
X
X
X
Albuquerque Biological Park NM
-
X
X
X
X
Turtle Back Zoo NJ
-
-
X
-
-
Bronx Zoo NY
-
-
X
X
-
Buffalo Zoo NY
-
-
-
X
-
Seneca Park Zoo NY
-
-
X
-
X
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park NY
-
-
X
-
-
Akron Zoological Park OH
-
-
-
-
-
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden OH
X
-
X
X
X
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo OH
-
-
X
X
X
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium OH
X
-
X
X
X
Toledo Zoological Gardens OH
-
-
X
X
X
Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum OK
-
X
X
-
-
Oklahoma City Zoological Park OK
-
X
-
X
X
Wildlife Safari OR
-
-
X
-
-
Oregon Zoo OR
-
X
X
-
X
Erie Zoo PA
-
-
X
X
Philadelphia Zoo PA
-
-
X
X
X
Roger Williams Park Zoo RI
-
-
X
-
-
Greenville Zoo SC
-
-
X
-
X
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden SC
-
-
X
X
-
Bramble Park Zoo SD
-
-
X
-
-
Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History SD
-
-
X
-
-
Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park TN
-
X
-
-
-
Knoxville Zoological Gardens TN
-
X
X
X
-
Memphis Zoo TN
X
-
X
X
X
Nashville Zoo, Inc. TN
-
-
X
-
-
Cameron Park Zoo TX
-
-
X
-
X
San Antonio Zoological Society TX
-
-
X
-
-
El Paso Zoo TX
-
-
X
-
X
Dallas Zoo TX
-
X
X
X
-
Houston Zoo, Inc. TX
-
X
X
X
X
Gladys Porter Zoo TX
-
X
X
X
X
Fort Worth Zoo TX
X
X
X
X
X
Caldwell Zoo TX
-
-
-
-
-
Utah's Hogle Zoo UT
-
-
X
X
Virginia Zoological Park VA
-
-
X
-
X
Woodland Park Zoo WA
-
-
X
X
X
Point Definance Zoo & Aquarium WA
-
-
X
-
-
Racine Zoological Gardens WI
-
-
X
-
X
Henry Vilas Zoo WI
-
X
-
X
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens WI
X
-
X
X
X
International Institutions Country
Bonobos
Chimpanzees
Gibbons
Gorillas
Orangutans
Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park Canada
-
-
X
-
Zoo de Granby Canada
-
-
-
X
-
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon Mexico
-
X
-
-
X
Africam Safari Park Mexico
-
X
-
-
-
TOTAL INSTITUTIONS
7
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Last updated 3 Novemeber, 2015


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