Coming Soon: The Maui Ape Preserve

The Gorilla Foundation is constructing a unique and critically important gorilla preserve on west Maui, Hawaii.

Maui Ape Preserve

The Maui Ape Preserve will provide a natural environment for Koko and other gorillas, and is a vital step toward saving the species from imminent extinction. MAP will consist of a secluded Sanctuary on 70 acres of land provided by the Maui Land and Pineapple Company, and a unique high-tech Visitor Education Center in a convenient tourist location. Construction is in progress — and now you can help!


Meet Koko, the gorilla who has learned to speak to us in sign language, and Gorilla Foundation co-founders, Drs. Penny Patterson and Ron Cohn. Learn how and why the Foundation has evolved from an interspecies communications research project into a world-wide conservation project. The Foundation is building a new gorilla preserve on Maui, Hawaii, to ensure the future of great apes (and interspecies communication) for generations to come. Learn more at

2 Responses

  1. this maui preserve has been3under construction since the 90s??????????

  2. fabulous, eye opening, touching video on Koko! we are fortunate to have something like that on Maui. thanks for another cool vid!

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