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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

 The Fossey Fund’s adoption program is unique — while the gorillas and golden monkeys have graciously allowed humans to share their habitat, the animals we monitor and protect every single day are truly wild and are not in a sanctuary. When you symbolically adopt through the Fossey Fund, you help ensure their wildness and protection for generations to come.

About symbolic giving:

When you adopt a gorilla or golden monkey, you or your gift recipient will receive (via email):

  • A personalized adoption certificate with a full-color photo of your new family member.
  • A digital profile with beautiful images of your gorilla or golden monkey along with detailed information from the field.
  • A digital subscription to the Gorilla Journal, the Fossey Fund’s quarterly newsletter.
  • A special video of your new family member.
  • A downloadable image of your new family member.
  • A twice yearly update on your new family member.

New in 2024 (Only available for U.S. residents)

We are now offering premium packages!

  • Add a personalized printed certificate with your standard digital package OR;
  • Add a personalized printed certificate and an adorable gorilla plushie with your standard digital package

Note: Premium packages are only available in the U.S. and we cannot guarantee time sensitive deliveries. A tracking number will be sent to you via e-mail once mailed. 

Our symbolic adoptions are carefully customized. We process our adoptions each day and they are digitally delivered to the email address provided within 48 business hours of your purchase. Please add the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to you email address book to avoid your adoption package being filed in your spam folder. Our email is [email protected], please feel free to email us if you have not received your adoption within 48 business hours of your purchase and it is not in your spam folder.