Adopt a gorilla and receive
- Your own cuddly toy gorilla to keep at home
- An adoption pack, including a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and glossy photo to display.
- A copy of Born Free’s bi-annual Adopt magazine with exclusive updates.
Gorilla’s are predominantly herbivorous that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. There are four sub-species of gorilla; Western highland and lowland and Eastern highland and lowland. All are either classified as endangered or critically endangered.
They are the largest living primates. Their DNA is very similar to human DNA, and are the closest living relatives to humans after chimpanzees and bonobos.
udopt it because
- Adopting a gorilla through Born Free provides vital funding to support conservation efforts for these beautiful and highly intelligent creatures.
- The main threats posed to gorilla’s are habitat loss, poaching and degradation of their natural habitat. Funds from your Born Free adoption will support the protection and conservation of wild gorillas in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Born Free collaborate with governments, law enforcement and conservation organisations to try and bring to an end the illegal trade in wildlife.
- Adopting a gorilla makes for a fantastic gift. Not only will it delight and educate the recipient but funds will go towards Born Free’s critical work.
- Adoption programmes start from as little as £3.00 a month.
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Did you know?
- Gorillas have hands and feet like humans including opposable thumbs and big toes.
- Gorillas live in small groups called troops or bands. In each troop there is one dominant male
- Silverback, some female gorillas, and their offspring.
- In the wild, gorillas live around 35 years.
- They sleep in nests. Baby gorillas will stay in their mother’s nests until they are around 2 ½ years old.
- They are highly intelligent, and like chimpanzees, have been observed using tools in the wild.