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June 16, 2021

Two Weeks in the Forest: Congolese Students Join Us in Nkuba

Earlier this year, 10 Congolese university students joined us at our base in Nkuba to get first-hand experience in...
June 11, 2021

New Study Suggests There May be More Grauer’s Gorillas Than Previously Estimated

A study released this week updates the estimated number of Grauer’s gorillas remaining on the planet. The study, led...
May 25, 2021

Conservation Success Leads to New Challenges for Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Scientists from around the world, including at the Fossey Fund, participated in this species-wide survey of parasite infections across...
May 14, 2021

Counting Birds to Save Gorillas: How Citizen Scientists Protect Gorilla Habitat

Gorillas will always be nearest to our hearts, of course, but every year on Global Big Day, we turn...
June 16, 2021

Two Weeks in the Forest: Congolese Students Join Us in Nkuba

Earlier this year, 10 Congolese university students joined us at our base in Nkuba to get first-hand experience in...
June 11, 2021

New Study Suggests There May be More Grauer’s Gorillas Than Previously Estimated

A study released this week updates the estimated number of Grauer’s gorillas remaining on the planet. The study, led...
May 25, 2021

Conservation Success Leads to New Challenges for Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Scientists from around the world, including at the Fossey Fund, participated in this species-wide survey of parasite infections across...
May 14, 2021

Counting Birds to Save Gorillas: How Citizen Scientists Protect Gorilla Habitat

Gorillas will always be nearest to our hearts, of course, but every year on Global Big Day, we turn...

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Gorilla Night Routines

Learn about gorilla night routines!

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5TF: Gorilla Infancy

Fact 1 Infant gorillas are smaller than human infants when they’re born. Gorilla moms have a roughly 8.5-month long gestation …

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5TF: Our Research Interns Answer YOUR Questions—Part 3

Question 1 What do gorillas eat? Gorillas are herbivores, so they have a plant-based diet. You will mainly see gorillas …

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5TF: Our Research Interns Answer YOUR Questions—Part 3

Question 1 What do gorillas eat? Gorillas are herbivores, so they have a plant-based diet. You will mainly see gorillas …

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5TF: Book Recommendations

Book 1 Gorillas in the Mist  The book we have to start with is, of course, Gorillas in the Mist, …

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5TF: World Gorilla Day 2019

1 What is World Gorilla Day? World Gorilla Day is the day we celebrate one of our closest relatives, the …

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Grauer’s Gorillas

Fact 1: Grauer’s gorillas are endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Unlike mountain gorillas, which are found in three …

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Fun Things To Do During Self-Isolation

1. Visit our Learning and Fun page! We know that many of us are spending lots of quality family time …

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Pablo’s Group

Fact 1: Pablo’s group has always been a record breaker in many ways.  It has existed for more than 25 …

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Women in Conservation

Fact 1: The Fossey Fund is and always has been woman-led. In our 50+ year history, we have always been …

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Cooking in Congo: Culinary Training Changes the Community

Charlotte Nkuba is a member of a landowning family of the Batike community of Nkuba in the Democratic Republic of …

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Female Gorillas Affect Group Success

Although gorilla groups are led by a dominant silverback (adult male), who determines the group’s daily travels and certain other …

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5 Things Friday

5TF: World Gorilla Day 2019

1 What is World Gorilla Day? World Gorilla Day is the day we celebrate one of our closest relatives, the …

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5 Things Friday

5TF: World Gorilla Day 2019

1 What is World Gorilla Day? World Gorilla Day is the day we celebrate one of our closest relatives, the …

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5 Things Friday

5TF: Titus—10th Anniversary

Fact 1 Titus became part of a bachelor group at age 5. Titus faced numerous upheavals as a youngster, including the …

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5TF: Kwita Izina

Question 1 What is Kwita Izina? Kwita Izina is a naming ceremony for mountain gorilla infants born in the past …

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5 Things Friday

5TF: Our Research Interns Answer YOUR Questions!-Part 2

Question 1 How do you know when gorillas are female or male? When gorillas are young (up to about 8 …

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Biodiversity

To Save Gorillas, We’re Studying…Birds

Mountain gorillas live high in the Virunga mountain range in east Africa. Their groups often travel to the highest elevations …

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