Visit Kwita Izina 2013!

Kwita Izina, the Rwandan ceremony of giving a name to a newborn baby gorilla, is a welcome tradition for local Rwandese. The event is a celebration of the success of Gorilla conservation through the public naming of the newly borns. It highlights one of Rwanda’s main attractions, while educating the public about Mountain Gorilla conservation […]

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Kim’s Gorilla Dream Comes True!

Rwanda is a small country with big assets and I had the opportunity in 2006 to experience its most treasured asset – the Mountain Gorillas. I have to admit that prior to seeing the movie Gorillas in the Mist, I was not aware of their existence so I am indebted to Dian Fossey for bringing […]

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Gorilla Doctors Director Wins Award

The Maryland Zoo of Baltimore has honored Gorilla Doctors Director Dr. Mike Cranfield with the 2012 Michael D. Hankin Award for Conservation. Named for the former Chairman of the zoo’s Board of Trustees, it was created in 2005 to be awarded to individuals who continue the legacy of conservation, volunteerism and philanthropy. The inaugural award […]

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Rebecca and the Mountain Gorillas

Early one dreary morning in March 2004, my BBC Wildlife plopped onto the doormat. While waiting for my lift to work to arrive, I quickly scanned through the articles, but came to an abrupt halt in the advertisement section; Journey to the Gorillas, Volcanoes Safaris it read. A trip was booked in less than 24 […]

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