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.

Dian Fossey

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...more

Gorilla Trekking Tour Guidelines and Recommended Visitor Behaviour

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...more

Jane Goodall

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...more

Kwita Izina - Rwanda Gorilla Naming Ceremony

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...more

Lowland Gorilla Discovery, Northern Congo, Africa

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...more

Mountain Gorilla Info and facts

The Sceintific name for the Mountain Gorilla is Gorilla beringei beringei. Remarkably strong, the mountain gorilla has a short trunk and a broad chest...more

Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where the Ugandan half of the Mountain gorilla species lives, is located in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the western or Albertine arm of the Great Rift Valley....more

Nshongi Gorilla Family, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

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...more

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

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...more

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme

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...more
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