Baraka and Calaya are like many modern couples. They met through an algorithm, navigated a long-distance relationship and eventually settled down to have a baby. But for these Western Lowland Gorillas—with their genetics, personality and individual needs perfectly aligned—successful digital matchmaking isn’t about romance. It’s a means of survival.
Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered. Support the National Zoo and encourage primate dates by adopting a Western lowland gorilla, right here.