Super Trooper

Large and in charge—not many patriarchs fit that description as well as Kwan, the leader of a western lowland gorilla family troop at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes.

Kwan at Lincoln Park Zoo

Kwan, background, keeps an eye on his family in the outdoor habitat at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

The massive male silverback has also done his part for the conservation of this endangered species, fathering two daughters, Patty and Nayembi, who turn 1 year old on October 11 and November 16, respectively.

You can support care for Kwan and his growing family with a special ADOPT gift package that includes a cuddly plush, certificate of "ADOPTion" and more!

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