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Category: Dian Fossey Fund

5 Things Friday

Common Misconceptions

Fact 1: Gorillas are strong and muscular, but they aren’t as scary as you might think. Movies like “King Kong” may have scared you, but

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5 Things Friday

Dian Fossey

Fact 1: Dian loved animals from an early age Dian’s love of animals began when she acquired her first pet, a goldfish, and continued throughout

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Dian Fossey Fund

Size Matters

Science confirms: Size matters for mountain gorillas For male mountain gorillas, one thing is certain – size matters, especially when it comes to the ladies.

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5 Things Friday

Your Questions Answered

See which questions made the list this month! Question 1: Do gorillas use tools? Unlike chimpanzees, gorillas in the wild are rarely seen using tools.

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Anti-Poaching

From Poacher to Healer

We first encountered Masumbuko Libeyo Acheteur in the heart of the Nkuba Conservation Area (NCA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Established in 2012 through

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5 Things Friday

Great Apes

This week we’re covering the 5 different types of great apes! Great Ape 1: Gorilla (Gorilla sp.) Gorillas are closely related to humans, sharing around

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Conservation

Bringing Water to Bisate

When the pipes that delivered water to their villages began to fail, 4,489 people from six villages in Bisate, just outside of the Volcanoes National

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Community Projects & Programs

This week we’re covering just a few of the Fossey Fund’s projects and programs that are focused on helping local communities. 1: Cows to Historically

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5 Things Friday

Your Questions Answered

This week we’re answering your questions from the past month! 1: What are the different age classes for gorillas? While age classes vary depending on

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5 Things Friday

New Year’s Resolutions

Haven’t made your New Year’s resolution yet or have you already broken your other ones? Here are five resolutions you can try this year! Resolution

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