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Mountain gorilla census underway

Census training October 3, 2015The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is delighted to announce that it will participate in the 2015 census of the Virunga mountain gorillas, a large collaborative project that is now underway. This effort will involve counting all the mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga massif.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 7:07:00 AM

Silverback Vuba takes leadership

Silverback Vuba, 22 years oldWhen 24-year-old dominant silverback Kirahure, who was the leader of Kuryama’s group, was wounded this summer and later disappeared and died, his group was fortunate to have another silverback available to take over leadership: 22-year-old Vuba.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 8:12:00 AM

Learning about Grauer's gorillas from Chimanuka

Chimanuka and a young Grauer’s gorillaIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been working with staff of Kahuzi-Biega National Park to study the only habituated group of Grauer’s gorillas, which is led by a silverback named “Chimanuka,” who is quite an interesting leader!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 8:09:00 AM

Observing Titus’ group: Who will be the next leader?

Turakora may be the new group leaderIt has been a little more than year since dominant silverback Rano died unexpectedly on July 28, 2014 at the age of 21. Rano (short for “Umushikirano”) was the leader of Titus’ group, named after former dominant silverback Titus, who died in 2009.

Thursday, September 03, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Partners In Conservation: A historic collaboration

Distributing school supplies at Bisate schoolThe Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has a very special partnership with Partners In Conservation/ Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (PIC), which has helped fund ongoing mountain gorilla protection activities and significant education and outreach programs in Africa.

Thursday, September 03, 2015 7:30:00 AM

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