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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.

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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Biiiig yawn from Imfura! 😴 Who else needs a midday nap?⠀

📸: Laban Kayitete
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Happy Sunday everyone! Hopefully your day is as relaxing as this! ☺️⠀

📸: Laban Kayitete
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Here’s a cute photo of Tegereza’s infant to start your day off right 😍 and would you look at that hair! ☺️ 😂⠀

📸: Eric Ndayishimiye
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Friday mood! 😁⠀

📸: Veronica Vecellio
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Soft smiles from Uwacu ☺️⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo
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The bond between a dad and his son is unbreakable! Check out dominant silverback Gicurasi from Pablo’s group with his young son, Umuryango, who is now 3 years old 🤗⠀

�📸: Thadee Muhire
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🚨 BABY 🚨 we are excited to finally see the newest infant in Pablo’s group’s face! How adorable is he? Mom and baby are doing great! ❤️⠀

📸: Thadee Muhire
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Pablo and Musilikale’s groups have a long history. Until Musilikale broke off and formed his group, they were all a part of the original Pablo’s group. They still occupy much of the same area which means they interact fairly often.⠀

Because they know each other their interactions are usually very peaceful with silverbacks posturing and the youngsters playing with each other.⠀

📸: Thadee Muhire
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Hang on everyone, you’re halfway through the week! You got this 👏☺️⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo
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🚨She’s back 🚨 Inziza who left Kureba’s group earlier this year for Kubona’s group is now back with Kureba! We were happy to see Inziza integrate back into her former group and we are curious to see if Kubona will try again to attract her back in the next few days!⠀

📸: Didier Abavandimwe
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That’s a face of serious concentration! 😍 Kazeneza is working so hard on improving his climbing skills 👏!⠀

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere
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🚨 CUTENESS ALERT 🚨 The youngest member of Pablo's group is just 4 months old and he is growing up so fast! Great job to mom Umujyanama for raising such an adorable young gorilla!⠀

📸: Laban Kayitete
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