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The story of unique mountain gorilla female: Maggie

Mountain gorilla MaggieFemale mountain gorilla “Maggie” was born on June 15, 1980, in Group 5, which was one of the gorilla groups first studied by Dr. Dian Fossey. Maggie has come to grow as an incredible leader, and Fossey Fund staff have always viewed her as a special gorilla. 



Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:25:00 PM

A day in the life of a Fossey Fund gorilla tracker

Fossey Fund trackerWe asked four Fossey Fund trackers how they prepare themselves for their daily gorilla monitoring, what they and their equipment go through over the course of a day and what it's like being with the gorillas. They have some incredible stories.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:27:00 AM

From biodiversity student to teacher, role of capacity building

Deogratias Tuyisingize As a new group of students from the University of Rwanda (UR) prepare to come to the Karisoke Research Center for a field research methods course, we look to Deogratias Tuyisingize and reflect on the role of young conservationists and capacity building.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Mafunzo group: Young silverback struggles with leadership

Silverback Mafunzo The Fossey Fund is about to finish its first year of observations of the youngest mountain gorilla group we monitor: Mafunzo’s group. The newly created group, composed of the silverback and three females, was first seen on Jan. 27, 2014 and has endured many stressful situations. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:11:00 AM

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

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