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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 would need our help to survive. Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to continuing and expanding Dian’s work. We protect gorillas and their forests every day, while also helping the people who live near them. Click here to give today.

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.

What We Do

Daily Gorilla
Protection

Scientific
Research

Training
Conservationists

Helping
Communities

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Did you know that gorillas have 32 teeth? They develop them when they are young and then lose them and grow in their adult teeth! Sounds familiar right 🤔?!?! Gorillas and humans share 98% of their DNA and have so much more in common… like our teeth!

📸: Jean de Dieu Nsanzineza
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Wednesday’s be like…BIG YAWN! 😝😴

📸: Olivier Dusenge
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You can help protect your environment and the gorillas’ environment on #worldenvironmentday by reducing and reusing plastics! Check out our tote and water bottle bundle. For every person who uses a reusable water bottle, we eliminate over 150 single-use bottles every year. If everyone used only reusable bottles, that would save our planet approximately 1,182 billion single-use bottles a year. 😮 Follow the link in our bio to shop today! ...

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Exciting news from the field! Ubuhamya from Segasira’s group has successfully given birth. This adorable new arrival marks the second baby in our newest group. Segasira is now a proud father of two! And guess what? The infant is a girl! 💗 Congratulations, Ubuhamya!

📸: Pelagie Mutuyimana
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Did you know there are approximately 12 globally threatened species that live in Volcanoes National Park – where our teams work to protect mountain gorillas. That means that when we protect gorillas and their habitat, we are also protecting many other species. ...

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Smile! It’s the weekend! 😄

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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Fun Fact Friday: Female gorillas also have a hierarchy in their groups. Hierarchy among females is regulated by several factors, such as number of offspring and relationships with other group members, especially the dominant silverback. All of this helps shape the groups in many ways.

Here you can see silverback Mutobo surrounded by 4 females.

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere
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When you're a gorilla, it's hard to pass up on a tasty bamboo shoot! 😁 Bamboo shoots are a favorite food for gorillas.

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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Remember when you were a kid and that puddle was just asking you to play in it? Umusaruro wasn’t able to pass up a bit of fun!

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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Do we think Mubyeyi from Kureba’s group is feeling a bit dizzy? We certainly do!

Just like human babies, infant gorillas learn through play. So we love to see Mubyeyi having fun!

📸: Pelagie Mutuyimana
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🚨 Today is the last day to save 20% off your entire order when you purchase from our online store! Don't miss out on some great deals on our #gorillagear! 😎 (LINK IN BIO)

100% of the profits from the sales of our gorilla gear go directly towards saving gorillas. 💛🦍
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