Gorillas are beautiful, resilient animals. But poaching and habitat destruction have pushed their populations to the brink of extinction in recent decades.

Our brave founder, Dian Fossey, knew that gorillas need human help to survive the future. Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to continuing Dian Fossey’s work to protect gorillas while helping and educating the people who live near them.

Moon Gorilla – NFTs coming soon! Click here for more information.

Dian Fossey:

A Conservation Pioneer

Dian Fossey’s work to study and protect the lives of the wild gorillas in Rwanda touched the hearts of people around the world. Her focus, courage and passion have inspired many conservationists who have followed since. And her legacy lives on today, in the gorilla protection, science, education and people programs of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

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@60minutes did a story on our work saving gorillas that aired last week? Did you see it? No worries! Follow the link in our bio to see the full clip! #gorillas #nature #conservation⠀


Congratulations to @rdb_rw and @africanparksnetwork on the recent release of 30 endangered white rhinos into Rwanda's Akagera National Park! Their relocation from South Africa will create a new breeding stronghold for the species and expand the ecotourism experience within the park. Check out the full story at the link in our bio. ...

Did you catch the @60minutes overtime with Lesley Stahl? It shows some additional footage of her visit with Titus’ group. Check out the link in our bio.⠀
#gorillas #nature #visitrwanda

We hope you caught Lesley Stahl’s visit to Rwanda on @60minutes last weekend! We took her out to see the mountain gorillas and our new Ellen Campus.  Here are a few of our favorite moments:

1. When Lesley flips through Dian's original journals.
2. When Lesley and Tara happen upon a mountain gorilla grabbing a snack.
3. When Lesley tries to make a pig grunt.
4. When the 60 Minutes team shares our same challenges of getting a great shot of an infant.

What was your favorite moment from the show?

Repost from @60minutes

So far this year, 24 baby gorillas have been born in Rwanda. Primatologist Tara Stoinski calls the mountain gorillas’ recovery “a fragile success story,” because the animals still face many threats. Watch Lesley Stahl’s full report at 60Minutes.com ⏱

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE 🦍. Only a few hours left in #givingtuesday, can you help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 for gorillas? Have your donation matched NOW! (LINK IN BIO)⠀

#gorillas #conservation #nature #gorillagivingtuesday

🚨EXCITING NEWS🚨Another $10,000 will be matched today for #givingtuesday! You can save 🦍 by donating today! (LINK IN BIO)⠀
#gorillas #conservation #gorillagivingtuesday

Who’s going to tell Ishema that we weren’t joking about tomorrow being Monday? #mountaingorillas #wildlife #conservation⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo

How we feel knowing it's Saturday 🦍💤 #conservation #mountaingorillas⠀

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere

Help us reach our #gorillagivingtuesday goal! Giving Tuesday is November 30th — that’s just four days away — and between now and Tuesday, your donations are matched up to $30,000. This means that your donation DOUBLES in impact for gorillas. Can we count on you to help get us there? (LINK IN BIO)⠀
#conservation #gorillas #mountaingorillas

Patiently waiting for Friday like… #mountaingorillas #wildlifeconservation ⠀

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere

#TBT to handsome Kira self-playing on a branch! Have you been trying to figure out what to give your loved ones for the holidays? Consider symbolically adopting one of our gorillas, including Kira, and adding them to your family this season! Go to gorillafund.com/adopt/ or click the link in our bio for more info! 🦍💚💛 ...

🚨In 4 Days!🚨 We are excited to be a part of this Sunday's @60minutes story on the success of the once critically endangered mountain gorillas. We hope you can tune in at 7 PM EST on November 28th to learn more about the incredible efforts dating back to Dian Fossey’s time that have gone into one of the planet’s rare conservation success stories. #visitrwanda #conservation #gorillas #wildlife ...

I think everyone can agree with Mafunzo’s look when we say tomorrow is Monday. Can we restart the weekend? #conservation #gorillas #mountaingorillas⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo

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