Adopt Dian Fossey’s Favorite Gorilla: Digit
Named as one of Time Magazine’s 15 most influential animals that ever lived, Digit was Dian’s favorite mountain gorilla, and they shared a special bond. In 1977, Digit was brutally murdered by poachers – a story made famous by the film Gorillas in the Mist. Dian often referred to him as her “beloved Digit,” and it is in his memory that she founded the Digit Fund for gorilla protection. After her own murder in 1985, Dian was buried in the forest next to her favorite great ape and their legacy lives on through our work today.
When you adopt a gorilla, you’ll immediately receive in your email inbox:
- a personalized, ready-to-display, adoption certificate with a full-color image of your gorilla
- a profile with full color images of your gorilla and detailed information straight from the field
- an e-subscription to the Gorilla Journal
- a special video of your new family member!
In addition, you will also receive exclusive periodic updates throughout the year, including photos, videos, letters from the field, and more!
Why Should I Adopt a Gorilla?
Conservation doesn’t happen in isolation.
That’s why our tagline is “Helping People. Saving Gorillas.” We know that conservation only happens when individuals join with organizations to protect and save vulnerable species so that we can all thrive together.
Our work is far from finished.
We’re headed in the right direction, but the future of the planet’s last wild gorillas is fragile and uncertain. Gorillas in both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo still face a variety of daily threats.
You can protect gorillas from the comfort of your own home.
Traveling to Africa to see the gorillas in person is the experience of a lifetime, but hopping on a plane doesn’t always fit into our busy schedules. When you adopt a gorilla, you can make an immediate and significant impact in the lives of gorillas and the humans that live near them from anywhere in the world!
Adoptions make great gifts!
Every donation saves a gorilla and changes a life – how many gifts do that? Gorilla adoptions also provide the recipient with a unique opportunity to learn about conservation through exclusive updates and content generated just for you.
We’re fully green.
We work to ensure that every single dollar we receive is used to its full potential in order to conserve the precious endangered wildlife and habitats we protect. That’s why our adoption program is fully digital. It’s not only better for the environment, but it means more direct gorilla protection, and less spending on administrative costs like postage and printing. It also gives you the flexibility to print and display your adoption materials however you see fit!