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After the Death of a Dominant Silverback: Watching New Leadership Develop

Titus in 20007 with Turakora, now one of three silverbacks leading the Titus group..Following the death of Rano, the dominant silverback in the historic Titus group of mountain gorillas, three young silverbacks have maintained joint leadership.  We will follow new developments closely to see if they establish a hierarchy.


Monday, December 22, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Pablo and Susa: The Long-term Relationship Between Two Gorilla Groups

The Pablo and Susa groups interactingThe Pablo mountain gorilla group, followed by the Fossey Fund for many years, and the Susa group, followed by the Rwanda Development Board for tourism, have a long and interesting relationship.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:27:00 PM

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.


Friday, November 21, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Silverback Cantsbee: Two Decades of Leadership

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


Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:03:00 PM

Leading the Fossey Fund: Strong Legacies Continue

Clare Richardson and Tara Stoinski, Ph.D.After 19 years as Fossey Fund President and CEO, on Oct. 1 Clare Richardson assumed the title of President Emeritus, Strategic Initiatives Officer, while Tara Stoinski, Ph.D., formerly the Fund's vice president and chief scientist, became the new president and CEO.


Monday, October 27, 2014 12:04:00 PM

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