BEVERLY HILLS, CA – October 14, 2013    Kristen Bell will host “Gorilla Love,” the first ever west coast fundraising event to benefit the Gorilla Doctors on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the ACE Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA. Three hundred guests will gather for a 6-9 pm cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and a presentation by Gorilla Doctors directors Dr. Kirsten Gilardi and Dr. Mike Cranfield. Jack Hanna is Honorary Chair of the event. 

Actress Kristen Bell will host the Gorilla Doctors “Gorilla Love” fundraiser.

The event’s silent auction will include: stays at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge in Tanzania and the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica; tickets to a taping of NBC’s “The Voice”; a three-month all-access membership at Equinox Fitness with personal training, Pilates sessions and massages; tickets to the New York City tapings of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and “Live with Kelly and Michael” and “The Late Show with Letterman”; a pair of Chris Paul autographed basketball shoes; dinners at Angelini Osteria, Hinoki & The Bird, and Crossroads. 

The live auction will feature three items: a luxury trip to South Africa with air travel from Los Angeles provided by Virgin Atlantic and accommodations and safaris at Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Safari Lodge; a Rwanda adventure to trek with the chimpanzees while staying at the Nyungwe Forest Lodge, and a trek with the Gorilla Doctors to visit the gorillas with accommodations at Jack Hanna’s private residence. The third item is a private tour for four by Betty White of the Los Angeles Zoo. 

Tickets are $225 per person and may be purchased in advance at


About Gorilla Doctors

Founded in 1986 at the request of the late gorilla researcher Dian Fossey, the Gorilla Doctors’ veterinary team is dedicated to saving the lives of Central Africa’s endangered mountain and Grauer’s gorillas through health care. Powered by the nonprofit Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, Inc. and the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center, Gorilla Doctors treats wild human-habituated gorillas suffering from life-threatening injury and illness, aids in the rescue and treatment of orphaned gorillas, conducts gorilla disease research, and facilitates preventive health care for the people who work in the national parks and come into close contact with the gorillas.