Biography

Snowflake was an important symbol for Barcelona Zoo and the city. The first albino gorilla ever known captivated adults and children from all over the world, and brought millions of visitors and scientists to the zoo. Found in the Nko forest, he was rescued by the primatologist Josep Sabater i Pi, who brought him to Barcelona. 

Find out what his life was like in the zoo for the 37 years of his life, what he was like and what his favourite food was. 

+ Basic data

+ The meeting

+ Arrival in Barcelona

+ Life in the zoo

+ Albinism

+ Health