The Aspinall Foundation

23/07/2021

Introducing the Port Lympne Gorilla Family

At the heart of Port Lympne Reserve in Kent you'll find the largest group of western lowland gorillas in the UK.  Impressive silverback, Kouillou and his eleven females and three youngsters reside at The Palace of the Apes, where they can often...

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22/07/2021

Introducing the Howletts Gorilla Family

A day out at Howletts Wild Animal Park is not complete without a visit to our western lowland gorilla family.  Gentle giant Ebeki, the silverback, leads his group of four females; Dihi, Juma, Shumba and Emmie, plus young male Ikebe and...

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22/04/2021

Amazing camera trap footage in Congo reveals Makoua's group silverback interaction and a newborn!

As part of our project to establish the presence of leopards and lions in the Lésio-Louna Reserve, Congo we have been able to position more camera traps throughout the protected area. The data collected is increasing our knowledge of the species...

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08/04/2021

Mayombe & Djongo: Life on The Island

Mayombe is continuing to grow in confidence on the island with Djongo, despite the season of heavy thunderstorms that is underway. 

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31/03/2020

POSITIVE RESULTS IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Projects such as our gorilla protection projects in Gabon and Congo have already shown us that successful reintroductions are possible. As with Djongo, who has recently bonded with a young female who joined our programme in June 2019 from ZooParc...

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26/09/2019

Statement From The Aspinall Foundation

Thursday 26th September 2019

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29/07/2019

Advancing our Gorilla Protection Project in Congo & Gabon

Over twenty years ago when The Aspinall Foundation first developed the Gorilla Protection Project, initially in Congo and then expanded into Gabon, the earliest gorillas to be released originated from orphanages and sanctuaries in the region....

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25/06/2019

Orphaned Gorillas in Congo

Back in 1987 The Aspinall Foundation signed an agreement with the Ministry of Forests of the Congo to begin its work to protect the western lowland gorilla.

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25/06/2019

An update from Gabon

Since The Aspinall Foundation reintroduced the first western lowland gorillas in Batéké Plateau National Park in 1998 we have now established five separate groups. Once hunted to extinction in this remote paradise of lush gallery forest and hilly...

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03/06/2019

Djéké - From Orphan to Silverback

by Matthieu Bonnet, Regional Director of the Gabon & Congo Gorilla Project

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