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.

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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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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

Have you ever had a child hang on to your leg as you tried to walk around? Well Mafunzo can definitely relate to that struggle! #wildlifeconservation #mountaingorillas �⠀

📸: Cedric Ujeneza

With only a little more than 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the wild, it is up to all of us to save them! Donate today and you can join our teams of dedicated trackers and save gorillas EVERY SINGLE DAY (LINK IN BIO)⠀

#gorillas #conservation #wildlife #givingtuesday

Happy Birthday to sweet Kubeho! 🎉🎂🤗⠀
#conservation #wildlife #gorillas⠀

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere

On the last day of #COP26, check out this @NatGeo story by @laurenjarvistravels on 26 animals being pushed to the brink—including #Grauer’s gorillas.⠀

We hope this important meeting of global leaders yields positive results for the health of our entire planet, including gorillas. (LINK IN BIO)

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