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Gabon Update - Mbwambe Released Onto The Mainland

At the end of last year we brought you news of Mbwambe’s transfer in June 2017 to our Gorilla Protection Project at Batéké Plateau National Park in Gabon. She was accompanied by silverback Rapha and young female orphan Dikélé. Since then the three...

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Four Silverback Gorillas Go From Kent To Congo - PART 2

Arrival in Congo and the start of a new life.

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We continue our groundbreaking Back to Wild campaign with the chimp and mandrill reintroductions

Amos Courage, Overseas Coordinator, The Aspinall Foundation

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Babydoll 1961 - 2018

Howletts Wild Animal Park is saddened to announce that Babydoll, The UK’s oldest female western lowland gorilla, has been euthanised today. Her dedicated keepers and the parks’ expert vet team, along with The Aspinall Foundation’s Chairman, Damian...

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Gabon Gorilla Project Update August 2018

We thought you might like the chance to see the kind of updates we get from our overseas projects. Updates like these are the reason we're working so hard to raise funds to continue our vital conservation work....

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Gorilla Birth Marks An Outstanding Record For Conservation Charity

Gorilla keepers at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve are celebrating as Tamba, a western lowland gorilla, gave birth to her 6th infant on Friday 25th May.  This is the 17th gorilla infant to be sired by silverback, Kouillou. 

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Why Should You Donate to The Aspinall Foundation?

For over 30 years, The Aspinall Foundation has been dedicated to protecting endangered animals around the world. Whether it’s through conservation work on-the-ground in struggling nature reserves across the globe, or through returning captive-bred...

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Gorilla Populations Are Improving, But They’re Still in Dire Need of Support

A landmark decade-long study has recently been published in Science Advances, bringing with it the uplifting news that there are around a third more gorillas in the wild than previously thought, with numbers now thought to be over 360,000 in the...

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Howletts Celebrates Birth Of 139th Gorilla

Baby Gorilla Born At Howletts Cements Wild Animal Park’s Reputation As Vital Breeding Sanctuary For This Endangered Species.

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