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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.

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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Weekend mood! 🎉💃🕺⠀

📸: James Munyawera
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Thinking about all the fun plans this weekend 😆 Happy Friday! 🎉⠀

📸: James Munyawera
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📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo
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That feeling when your kids just won’t leave you in peace 😳#infants #gorillas #conservation #nature

📸: Honorine Ihimbazwe
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Best hair award goes to Ikaze’s newest infant, Mpanuro! 🤣 😎 ⠀

📸: Didier Abavandimwe
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It's hard to beat a mid-morning nap! 😆😴⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo
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Mpanuru, who recently was named in #kwitaizina, was enjoying time being babysat by 4 year old Umusanuro… that is until mom Ikaze came to pick up the baby! 😂 They say it takes a village to raise a child and that is true for gorilla infants as well! #gorillas #conservation #infant #nature

📸: James Munyawera
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Even gorillas like to play in puddles 😂 #gorillas #conservation #rwanda ...

Happy 16th Birthday to #silverback Segasira! As a subordinate silverback in Titus’s group, he plays an important role in keeping the group safe from other silverbacks and threats. #gorillas #conservation #nature⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo
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We were so saddened to learn about the death of Ndakasi, an orphaned mountain gorilla who had touched hearts around the world with her story. Our condolences to Andre Bauma and the whole Senkwekwe staff who lovingly cared for Ndakasi for so many years.

Repost from @virunganationalpark

It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi, who had been under the care of the Park’s Senkwekwe Center for more than a decade. On the evening of 26 September, following a prolonged illness in which her condition rapidly deteriorated, Ndakasi took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma. ⁠

For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2ZOLfZo or the link in bio.⁠

C’est avec une profonde tristesse que Virunga annonce le décès du gorille de montagne orpheliné Ndakasi, qui résidait au centre Senkwekwe depuis plus d’une décennie. Au soir du 26 septembre, suivant une longue maladie, son état se détériora rapidement et Ndakasi rendit son dernier souffle dans les bras de son gardien et ami de toujours André Bauma.⁠

📸 @brentstirton

#congo #gorillas #virunga #senkwekwe #conservation #nonprofit #wildlife #gorilles
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You’ve officially made it through half your week and our research assistant, James, is celebrating with you! #weekend #almostthere ...

Can you see the family resemblance between Tegereza and her infant Twirinde? #family #infant #gorillas #conservation #nature⠀

📸: Honorine Ihimbazwe
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Ntambara’s group has multiple #silverbacks and Kwiyongera is one of the subordinate silverbacks. Here you can see him with a truly iconic view behind him - volcanos Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura ❤️ #gorillas #rwanda #conservation. 📸 Cedric Ujeneza ...

🔊SOUND ON 🔊 When a silverback says let's go - everyone follows and so do we! There is nothing better than feeling fully immersed in a gorilla family❤️! #gorillas #rwanda #conservation #silverback ...

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