The Mountain Gorillas of Virunga National Park

The world’s entire population of endangered mountain gorillas live only in the Virunga Massif and Bwindi, which spans parts of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda. Virunga National Park is home to around a third of those gorillas, which reside in the dense forests on the lush slopes of the Virunga volcanoes.

  • 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 protect them from harm.

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  • Mountain Gorilla Families

    There are ten habituated mountain gorilla families in the Park, each with a unique history and family dynamic. Discover more about their origins.

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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. Learn more about how we care for our orphaned gorillas

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  • Gorilla T-Shirts

    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 orphan gorillas of Senkwekwe as well as the wild mountain gorillas that call Virunga their home.

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