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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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Ndizeye sure is one cool gorilla! 😎 #mountaingorillas #wildlife #nature

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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Today we are celebrating what would have been Dian Fossey's 90th birthday. While her life was cut short, her impact was enormous and lives on in the growing mountain gorilla population, the only great ape that is increasing in the wild. We know she would be proud of the over 250 Fossey Fund staff who carry on her legacy every day of the year.

Happy Birthday Dian 🎂🎉
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Do you know how gorillas share knowledge? 🧠 Through research, it has been shown that social learning serves a very important role! It has even been shown that gorillas learn through imitation! 🤯 #wildlifeconservation #nature #gorillafacts

📸: Eric Ndayishimiye
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Duhuze is just hanging out enjoying life! 😆😎
#conservation #wildlife #mountaingorillas

📸: James Munyawera
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We love when we are able to capture beautiful pictures with clear skies and beautiful sun! #gorillas #conservation ⠀

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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How cool is it that we are able to learn and see these wonderful animals so close? Head over to our learning and fun page to get in on some family friendly fun! (LINK IN BIO) #conservation #mountaingorillas⠀

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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Nshunguye really does have the best hair ever! 🤗😆⠀
#gorillas #nature #wildlife #conservation⠀

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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Infant Inkomezamihigo is just along for the ride! 😆⠀
#gorillas #nature #wildlife #conservation⠀

📸: Eric Ndayishimiye
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This is 13 year old silverback, Ntaribi! Can everyone say hey to this big guy! 👋⠀
#gorillas #nature #silverback⠀

📸: James Munyawera
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Cuteness alert!!! 😍 Golden monkey Lisa was taking great care of her infant after he fell in a puddle. She comforted him as he was cold and wet! #goldenmonkey #conservation #rwanda⠀

📸: Alexandre Gategeko
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We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Richard Leakey, a dedicated and passionate conservationist and the son of Dr. Louis Leakey.  
Posted @withregram • @theleakeyfoundation It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of Dr. Richard Leakey. He was a visionary whose great contributions to wildlife conservation and the study of human origins will never be forgotten.⁠

We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and the many people he inspired and mentored throughout his life.
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Sweet Uhiriwe trying to decide whether or not to eat a snack or take a nap on this lovely Monday! #conservation #mountaingorillas #wildlife⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo
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We were incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Betty White yesterday! Not only was she a supporter of gorilla conservation, but she was a great lover of all animals and our world will miss her laughter and generosity. ...

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