Human families often have their neighbors over to socialize, but do gorilla groups similarly visit with each other?
Our observations offer an emphatic “yes!” Group exchanges can sometimes be tense, but that’s not the case with the Titus and Segasira families. Past family relationships and familiarity among the members help these groups (and others) to have peaceful interactions and a little bit of fun too.
Furthering the education of outstanding young people will empower the future of women – and conservation – in Rwanda.
These young ladies have amazing futures. Here at the Fossey Fund, we are determined to invest in the next generation of women. Case in point: our new Girls in Conservation program.
Historically, young women in secondary schools near where we work are less likely to complete their schooling. We are contributing to their futures through conservation education, mentorship and providing scholarships. “You can’t become what you can’t see [...] Our goal is to instill confidence in these girls, helping them to realize their potential,” says Nadia Niyonizeye, a Fossey Fund research assistant and one of the creators of the Girls in Conservation program.
Do you hear the sound of unfettered joy? Be careful – you could catch this happiness!
It’s a fact: gorillas LOVE to chuckle. When gorillas demonstrate their equivalent of laughter, this behavior is often accompanied by their open-mouthed, play face. We know you’ll have (almost) as much fun as these gorillas when you watch this video!