Kibabu was a Western Lowland Gorilla who was born at Howletts Wild Animal Park on May 25, 1977. His parents were Baby Doll and Kisoro.
At 10 yrs old he was transferred to Alpeheul Primate Park where he remained until December 6, 1996. Several of his children were born there. After living at Alpeheul Primate Park he transferred to Taronga Zoo in Australia with his wives and children.
On August 19, 2013 he was retired to Mogo Zoo to live out his elder years. With him went two of his infants, five-year-old boy Mahali and two-and-a-half-year-old Kipenzi, and their mothers, 41-year-old Mouila and 34-year-old Kriba.
Sadly Kibabu passed away on August 26, 2018 at the age of 41. Kibabu was very prolific fathering 18 children who are spread around the world starting their own families. Together they are doing their part to help safeguard his critically endangered species from extinction.