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Thailand’s ambassador, Ling Ping is to take two of Uganda’s mountain gorillas to Chiang Mai Zoo in order to promote gorilla trekking safaris in Thailand.

In Uganda, each gorilla brings in about a million US dollars in revenue every year! - "Gorilla trekking has not only become a vital conservation fund-raising tool—in Uganda, gorilla tourism contributes approximately 80% of the national wildlife authority’s overall budget, thereby financing the bulk of wildlife and habitat conservation across the country as a whole—but it has also turned the gorillas into a valuable commodity prized by local communities and government alike."

Why responsible tourism is the key to saving the mountain gorilla

Why responsible tourism is the key to saving the mountain gorilla - Mountain gorilla. Photo by: Nick Hoggett.

Why responsible tourism is the key to saving the mountain gorilla - Mountain gorilla. Photo by: Nick Hoggett.

Baby gorilla Isangi, a poached Grauer's gorilla, that was moved to Virunga National Park headquarters at Rumangabo, in the Demoncratic Republic of Congo to be quarantined for a month.

Luci raids the milk store! Ape Action Africa - you can adopt a primate with them!

Luci, gorgeous gorilla at Ape Action Africa, breaks into the milk supply during playtime in the forest!

Meet Ndume: The feces-flinging gorilla with a heart  The plight of Ndume, “talking” gorilla Koko’s rejected paramour, becomes more pressing when you learn a little about him and the challenges he has faced during his 31 years. chimptrainersdaughter.blogspot.co.uk

Meet Ndume: Was once considered a mate for Koko. Ndume lives at the Gorilla sanctuary with Koko

A Grauer's mother and her infant in Kahuzi Biega National Park, DRC.

The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach

If you have ever had the chance to see him, you will never forget. Kabirizi is the least habituated Mountain Gorilla Silverback in the Mikeno Sector, and the leader of over 30 individuals. He has the largest family by far in the sector, with lots of babies and infants.

If you have ever had the chance to see him, you will never forget. Kabirizi is the least habituated Mountain Gorilla Silverback in the Mikeno Sector, and the leader of over 30 individuals. He has the largest family by far in the sector, with lots of babies and infants.

Our magnificent silver back, Nkan Daniel. Photo by Simon Galloway, Bristol Evening Post

Rescuing gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys.

Nkan Daniel, 2009. This picture was taken by Jo-Anne McArthur shortly before Nkan Daniel and 9 other gorillas were introduced to their spacious new accommodation. This was one of the last bottles of milk for Nkan Daniel from our director Rachel Hogan, who hand reared him from 2 weeks of age. Nkan is now 11 years old and he is the dominant male in his group.  © Jo-Anne McArthur, We Animals

Nkan Daniel, 2009. This picture was taken by Jo-Anne McArthur shortly before Nkan Daniel and 9 other gorillas were introduced to their spacious new accommodation. This was one of the last bottles of milk for Nkan Daniel from our director Rachel Hogan, who hand reared him from 2 weeks of age. Nkan is now 11 years old and he is the dominant male in his group. © Jo-Anne McArthur, We Animals

3-year-old male mountain gorilla Akarusho has passed away, due to a variety of wounds suffered since he left his mother’s group on July 10. A medical intervention with the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project was conducted on Sept. 10.

male mountain gorilla Akarusho has passed away, due to a variety of wounds suffered since he left his mother’s group on July A medical intervention with the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project was conducted on Sept.

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