Saving A Species
One Gorilla At A Time

Gorilla Doctors is the only organization in the world dedicated to conserving mountain and eastern lowland (Grauer's) gorillas through veterinary medicine, science and a One Health approach. The life-saving work of our veterinarians is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic and we appreciate your support as we continue to protect the health of these endangered animals.

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Did You Know?

Both mountain and eastern lowland gorillas live in groups ranging in size from a handful of individuals to several dozen members. A dominant silverback—an adult male who shows his sexual maturity by the silver fur on his back—leads each group, which may include several subordinate silverbacks, blackbacks (adult males who have not yet reached sexual maturity), adult females, juveniles (ranging from age 4 to 8), and infants (age 3 or younger).

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