Fossey Fund Gorilla News and Events

Read the latest news about gorillas in Africa, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund events, and saving endangered gorillas in Rwanda and Congo.  Our staff in the field report regularly on what’s happening with the gorillas we protect, and give updates on our people programs.

Fossey Fund News
Oldest silverback facing leadership challenge

The largest group of mountain gorillas monitored by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is led by 37-year-old silverback Cantsbee, who has led the group since 1995 and was first seen by Dian Fossey, who gave him his name when he was born in 1978.

Cantsbee and Gicurasi resting



Counting the mountain gorillas: Final stage underway

2ndcensusSince mountain gorillas are critically endangered, it is important to keep track of their numbers and determine whether the population is stable. Our staff are now participating in the second phase of the current mountain gorilla census.



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