4 09, 2020

GRACE Gorillas Singing in the Forest

2020-09-04T09:16:04-05:00September 4th, 2020|

Did you know gorillas sing? When they are especially enjoying their food, they make little noises of delight and contentment. A sort of gorilla version of a cat purring. The video below is a heartwarming look (and listen!) showing some very happy gorillas. It is quite special and not often recorded. At GRACE, the [...]

29 07, 2020

Lubutu’s Journey: A Rehabilitation Success Story

2020-07-29T13:04:24-05:00July 29th, 2020|

Just like wild gorillas, the Grauer’s gorillas at GRACE live together in a cohesive social group. Each gorilla was rescued as an infant, and the chance to live and grow in a surrogate family with other gorillas is a crucial part of their rehabilitation. But the GRACE gorillas aren’t babies anymore, they’re teenagers and [...]

4 10, 2019

GRACE Celebrates 3rd Annual World Gorilla Day

2019-10-04T09:25:33-05:00October 4th, 2019|

On September 24, GRACE celebrated the third annual World Gorilla Day. This event is recognized globally and aims to honor gorillas, one of our closest living relatives, and also to spark action for their conservation. All four subspecies of gorillas are facing extinction, and Grauer's gorillas, the subspecies at GRACE, is Critically Endangered and [...]

23 09, 2019

Gorilla Livestream Debuts at GRACE

2019-09-23T20:04:48-05:00September 23rd, 2019|

September 24 is World Gorilla Day. Just in time for the celebration, we are launching a pioneering project -- a 24/7 gorilla livestream from GRACE! This exciting initiative is in partnership with Explore, a philanthropic multimedia organization that sponsors the largest live nature network with almost 200 wildlife cameras around the globe. “We are grateful to Explore for [...]

17 09, 2019

GRACE Awarded Accreditation by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

2019-09-23T20:02:47-05:00September 17th, 2019|

We are thrilled to announce that on September 10, 2019, the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center was awarded Accredited status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying excellence in animal sanctuaries. GRACE is the first great ape sanctuary in Africa to receive GFAS accreditation. [...]

12 09, 2019

Building Empathy in Children through Gorilla Enrichment

2019-09-12T10:23:04-05:00September 12th, 2019|

If you were to design an enrichment item for a gorilla - something that provides mental stimulation and encourages natural behaviors - what would you create? Maybe a puzzle feeder with a special treat inside? A structure so gorillas can practice climbing? As part of GRACE's conservation education program, children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo [...]

26 03, 2019

GRACE DRC Team Named Disney Conservation Heroes

2019-09-11T12:44:28-05:00March 26th, 2019|

We are thrilled to announce that the DRC team for the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center has been honored with a Disney Conservation Hero Award. This award recognizes local citizens for their commitment to saving wildlife, protecting habitats and inspiring communities to take part in conservation efforts. Conservationists from around the world were [...]

13 03, 2019

Women Are Critical to & Benefit from Gorilla Conservation

2019-09-11T12:45:58-05:00March 13th, 2019|

As we have done since GRACE began, last week on March 8, the GRACE team celebrated International Women’s Day with our local community. This globally observed day is popular in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with parades and events held across the region. In fact, according to GRACE staff, it is considered the [...]