Adopt A Gorilla

Your adoption will help care for the orphan gorillas of Senkwekwe as well as the wild mountain gorillas that call Virunga their home.

The Senkwekwe Centre, the only mountain gorilla orphan centre in the world, plays a critical role in rehabilitating and caring for orphan gorillas. Since being abandoned by or taken from their families, each of our three orphan gorillas have been cared for by our team of experts. A unique bond exists between the orphan gorillas, their new troop, and the caretakers, who like all families enjoy spending their time eating, playing.

How your adoption helps the wild mountain gorillas of Virunga

While the sanctuary’s mountain gorillas are assured the protection of their caretakers, Virunga’s team of trackers and park rangers keep a watchful, yet more distant eye on the mountain gorillas living wild in the forests of Virunga. Mountain gorillas are one of the few species that have been downlisted from critically endangered to endangered. Your donation helps fund what will be one of the world’s most successful endangered species programs. It ensures the continued protection of mountain gorillas in the wild, helping to reduce the chance of future gorillas being orphaned through conflict, snares, and disease.

As part of your adoption package, you will receive the following: