Gorilla Info & Facts


Read interesting articles about Gorilla species including the Mountain Gorilla and the Lowland Gorilla. Find out more about Gorilla conservation projects and visitor guidelines on treks and close encounters with these amazing animals.
The greatest champion of Gorilla conservation was Dian Fossey who's pioneering work laid the basis for much of our understanding of these endangered animals...
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The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) has many goals, but the main goal is to ensure the survival of Mountain gorillas and their afromontane forest ecosystem in Rwanda, Uganda...
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The Kwita Izina is an annual event held in Rwanda to celebrate the births of Africa's greatest mammal, the majestic Mountain Gorilla. The annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony is a tradition of the Banyarwanda people...
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There are certain guidelines and accepted behaviour one should adhere to while on a Gorilla trekking tour. These guidelines are in place to protect the gorillas...
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Dr. Jane Goodall is one of the most prominent conservationists in the world. Her work among Chimpanzees in Tanzania transformed our understanding of them and ourselves...
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An amazing gorilla discovery, ironically through a tip-off from hunters, has astonished researchers and conservationists world wide. An estimated 125 000 Western Lowland Gorillas...
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The Sceintific name for the Mountain Gorilla is Gorilla beringei beringei. Remarkably strong, the mountain gorilla has a short trunk and a broad chest...
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A new family of Gorillas with an amazing 36 members, called the Nshongi Gorilla Family can now be seen on a Gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda...
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Founded by Dian Fossey one of the most eminent Gorilla experts in the world, The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International continues to do vital work in protecting these endangered animals...
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