Born November 1972
Mouila, meaning ‘African fantasy’, is the maternal one, always busy cuddling her children and spoiling them by letting them have their way. She is the mother of Kriba and Mbeli. Mouila is calm, wise and a very experienced gorilla. As her former keeper said, “She makes you think that she is really able to put things into perspective.” She joined Kibabu’s group in 1988, and made the significant move with a special dignity and absolute minimum of concern, enabling a smooth and very short introduction. Mouila has a friendly and even-tempered nature with other gorillas in the group and also with her keepers. She respects Kibabu but is not fearful of him.