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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.

WORLD GORILLA DAY IS SEPTEMBER 24

Raise your hands for gorillas this World Gorilla Day!  Click here to see how you can save a species and carry on Dian’s legacy.

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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#kwitaizina is this week! Today’s #infant is Ikaze’s infant. Born on February 6, 2021, this is Ikaze’s fourth infant. To read more about Ikaze and her infant and other siblings check out our full story (LINK IN BIO) #family #conservation #gorillas⠀

📸: Thadee Muhire
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The youngest member of Ntambara’s group, Tegereza’s infant was born on December 24, 2020 — a Christmas gift for the entire family! Mom Tegereza already has sons in the group, and both help her care for the newborn, whose gender is still unknown. To read more about Tegereza’s #infant and the other infants being named at next week’s #kwitaizina check out the full story here. (LINK IN BIO)⠀

📸: Honorine Ihimbazwe
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Raise your hand 🖐if you're ready to join the fight and save gorillas! #worldgorilladay is September 24th and we need your help. This World Gorilla Day marks the 54th anniversary of the founding of Karisoke Research Center, established by Dian Fossey herself, and we are looking for 50 loyal supporters to help raise $40,000 for gorillas! Follow the link to make a donation and raise support for gorilla protection. (LINK IN BIO) ...

Kubana’s daughter was born on December 23, 2020 — just one month after Nzeli’s infant. Growing up together in Kureba’s group, they are already becoming fast friends and playmates. She will be named at next weeks #kwitaizina check out more of the infants that are being named by visiting our full story (LINK IN BIO) #infants #gorillas #conservation #nature⠀

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere
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35 year old Nzeli has switched groups more frequently than most females, and because of that we are unsure of who the father is of her #infant that was born in November of last year. He will be named at next weeks #kwitaizina visit the link to read more about Nzeli and her infant as well as the other 8 #gorillas that will be named. #rwanda #nature #africa #conservation.⠀(link in bio)

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere
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#WorldGorillaDay creates the opportunity for people all over the world to come together in celebrating the gorilla, and more importantly, taking action to protect gorillas in the wild.⠀

Join us September 24th as we celebrate the 54th anniversary of the founding of Karisoke Research Center, established by Dian Fossey herself. Join the fight and support the #conservation of wild gorillas today! (LINK IN BIO)
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We are just 10 days away from #kwitaizina - #Rwanda’s annual gorilla naming ceremony. This year 9 😳 #infants that we protect are being named! Keep an eye 👀 out each day as we share a little bit about these infants and on #worldgorilladay for their official names.

First up is Rugira’s infant. He is already over a year old but was born too late to be named last year. He is a very active little guy and is often playing with his friend Duhuze. Read his full bio at the link in our bio.
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Apparently the role of big #sister comes with a growth spurt! Can you believe that Macibiri turned 5 😳this year? She is loving big sister life and we are excited to see her continue to grow! #gorillas #africa #nature #conservation⠀

📸: Nadia Niyonizeye
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Just a little cutie to get you through today 😊 Inkomezamihigo is one adorable #infant #gorilla⠀

📸: Nadia Niyonizeye
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#WorldGorillaDay is September, 24th. Will you join the fight? World Gorilla Day is the opportunity for people all over the world to come together to celebrate #gorillas and commit to taking action to protect gorillas in the wild and with YOUR help we can save a species. ⠀

Consider chipping in 5, 10, or 20 to help protect the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda and the Grauer’s gorillas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. No matter how small the gift, everything makes a significant and lasting impact. Donate today #WorldGorillaDay #Saveaspecies 🌎🦍 (LINK IN BIO)
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🚨A new #baby in Ntambara's group🚨 Nsanganira gave birth on August 28! The newborn came as a great surprise as Nsanganira's previous infant, Umwihariko, is still very young and he will turn 3 on November 21. Congratulations to the whole Ntambara's group which is now up to 15 #gorillas #family #nature

📸: Honorine Ihimbazwe
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Hey Planet of the Apes fans! Our CEO recently talked to @Wired about the primates featured in the film for their “Each and Every” series. Check out the full podcast today (LINK IN BIO) ...

🚨 #WorldGorillaDay is September 24th 🚨 Technically every day is World Gorilla Day for us gorilla lovers, but September 24th is an extra special opportunity to celebrate these gentle giants and raise critical awareness and support for their protection!⠀

The Fossey Fund is looking for 50 loyal supporters to help raise $40,000 for gorillas! Follow the link to start your own fundraiser to spread awareness and raise support for⠀
gorilla protection from your friends, family, and colleagues and have the chance to win some awesome gorilla gear! (LINK IN BIO)
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#WorldGorillaDay is September, 24th. Will you join the fight? World Gorilla Day is the opportunity for people all over the world to come together to celebrate #gorillas and commit to taking action to protect gorillas in the wild and with YOUR help we can save a species. ⠀

Consider chipping in 5, 10, or 20 to help protect the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda and the Grauer’s gorillas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. No matter how small the gift, everything makes a significant and lasting impact. Donate today #WorldGorillaDay #Saveaspecies 🌎🦍 (LINK IN BIO)
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