As a regular supporter, you may have read many of our stories about Djala, a western lowland gorilla whose life epitomises so much of the work we do at The Aspinall Foundation. This year, he will reach the grand age of 40. Onthe occasion of this...Read More
Contemplating the difficult year gone by, there are still many achievements for us to celebrate amidst the ongoing challenges in the world at large.Read More
The Aspinall Foundation has been protecting gorillas in Africa for decades, returning over 70 to the wild, and seeing over 35 births from them since their reintroduction. This has helped gorillas thrive in areas of Congo and Gabon where they were...Read More
An Emblem of Hope: First ever wild gorilla born to captive-born rewilded parents is named
The Aspinall Foundation are delighted to announce that a conservation history-making baby gorilla born at its groundbreaking reintroduction project in Gabon has been named Taàli - meaning ‘hope’ in Batéké.Read More
Breaking news from Gabon!
Conservation history has just been made as The Aspinall Foundation announced the first ever birth to captive-born gorillas in the wild, part of the Aspinall Foundation's ground-breaking gorilla reintroduction project in the Batéké Plateau National...Read More
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 be...Read More
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 hand-reared...Read More
Joshi's Journey to the Wild
We are delighted to bring you news of Joshi, one of our Howletts gorillas, and his epic journey back to the wild. Joshi, a 30-stone, 13-year-old male born at Howletts to parents Kijo and Shumba, was transferred to Congo as part of the Back To The...Read More
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...Read More