Fossey Fund Gorilla News and Events

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The Loss of Three Dominant Silverbacks Poses Challenges

Silverback Urugamba, who died in 2013The recent deaths of three young, dominant silverbacks among the mountain gorilla groups have been dramatic. The staff is monitoring the groups' behaviors closely, and conducting research to determine the best protection for the groups.




Silverback Cantsbee: Two Decades of Leadership

Silverback CantsbeeCantsbee, dominant silverback in the large Pablo group of mountain gorillas, turns 36 this month. He is one of a few remaining gorillas who had been observed by Dr. Dian Fossey, and has set an example of successful leadership.




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