Snowflake is special; he's the only white gorilla in the world. Captured in 1966 in Equatorial Guinea and brought to live in the zoo in Barcelona, Spain where he became an instant celebrity. He is the zoo's main attraction, children love him, but the other gorillas don't see what's so charming about this weirdo being the center of attention and they give Snowflake a hard time. With the help of Ailur, a Buddhist black panther reincarnated into the body of a red panda, and Paula, a smart little girl, Snowflake plans a sneak visit to the witch at the circus. She can help him be a normal gorilla. But outside the safety of the zoo's walls, the three friends are in danger.