More than 50 years of scientific research about gorillas and their habitat have been carried out at the Dian Fossey...Read More
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.
Best stories of 2017
It was an amazing year for the gorillas, for our award-winning gorilla trackers and for all of our programs in Africa. Some of the top stories you may have missed include our trackers saving young gorilla Fasha from a poacher’s snare, gorilla mother Pasika traveling on her own for 7 months to protect her infant, and the saga of three young “orphaned” gorillas struggling to keep up with their group.
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Since mountain gorillas are critically endangered and their numbers are small, it’s important to know just how many there are...Read More
The Fossey Fund’s biodiversity program studies other animals and plants that live in “gorilla” habitat, as well as various aspects...Read More
Play is a common behavior among gorillas, just as it is with humans. Playing is seen most often among juveniles...Read More
Our gorilla trackers have been monitoring an interesting situation with four young gorillas who became separated from their mothers at...Read More
Normally, female mountain gorillas spend their entire lives in groups, relying on an adult male silverback to protect their young....Read More
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Karisoke Research Center by Dian Fossey, the Dian Fossey Gorilla...Read More
Last year Fossey Fund field staff observed the formation of four new gorilla groups in Rwanda, all created by solitary...Read More
Mountain gorilla Poppy – at almost 42 years old – is not only the oldest gorilla monitored by the Fossey...Read More
(Click on the image to download the gorilla journal.)Read More
Television superstar Ellen DeGeneres has received a stunning 60th birthday surprise from her wife, actress Portia de Rossi – an...Read More
For seven months, mountain gorilla mother Pasika did something remarkable. Normally, female mountain gorillas spend their entire lives in groups,...Read More