The Mountain Gorillas of Virunga National Park

The world’s entire population of endangered mountain gorillas reside between the Virunga Massif and Bwindi Forest, which together span parts of the DRC, Uganda, and Rwanda. The protected montane forests of Virunga National Park are home to more than one third of the global population and saw six newborns in 2022 alone.

  • Mountain Gorilla Facts

    Discover what observation and conservation efforts have revealed about this treasured yet endangered great ape.

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  • Conservation

    Learn more about the threats Virunga’s mountain gorillas face and what’s being done to help increase their numbers.

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  • Mountain Gorilla Families

    Meet the habituated mountain gorilla families of the Park, each with its unique history and family dynamic.

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  • Silverback Gorillas

    Silverbacks are the dominant males of gorilla society. Find out more about their behaviour and characteristics

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  • Mountain Gorilla Sanctuary

    The Senkwekwe Centre is the only mountain gorilla sanctuary in the world.

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  • Virunga Merchandise Store

    Explore our collection of t-shirts, jumpers and accessories. Proceeds from sales support our vital conservation efforts.


  • Mountain Gorilla Prints

    Take a piece of Virunga home with you. Prints from passionate and renowned photographers.

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  • Adopt A Gorilla

    Help care for the wild gorillas that call Virunga their home.

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