Fossey Fund Gorilla News and Events

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Fossey Fund News
Unique exhibit at Karisoke now open to public

The Karisoke Research Center, founded by Dr. Dian Fossey almost 50 years ago, has been housed in a variety of facilities over the years and is currently located in a large office building in the Rwandan town of Musanze, outside Volcanoes National Park where the gorillas live.

young students

The life of elderly gorilla Poppy

Mountain gorilla Poppy reached her 40th birthday this April and is the oldest of all the gorillas monitored by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. She is also one of the few remaining gorillas who was known to Dian Fossey. Fossey recorded Poppy’s birth (April 1, 1976) and filled her journals with details about the playful infant.

Cantsbee and Gicurasi resting

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