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Adopt a Gorilla

The Gorilla Organization is delighted to introduce you to Iwacu!


Born in the misty forests of the Virunga Volcanoes of central Africa, she is one of fewer than 800 mountain gorillas left in the world today, so she really does represent the future of this precious species.

For just £36 you can enjoy a gift that's both quirky and fun, but also meaningful by becoming the proud adoptive parent of Iwacu. Like all infant gorillas, she's constantly on the move, keeping her parents, the rest of the group, and her adoptive parents on their toes! Through your support, you'll be able to follow her as she matures into a magnificent adult, and hopefully a mother with gorilla babies of her own one day!

For £85 you can adopt not just Iwacu, but the rest of her family, including mother Turiho, the sister of Amy Akago who Gorilla Organization supporters generously helped nurture from a vulnerable baby to a fiercely independent adult. This exciting group is growing all the time and, through them, adopters are able to gain a valuable insight into the behaviour of these charismatic animals as they live in peace in their natural home.

All our gorilla adoption packs include:

  • A stunning Iwacu-print t-shirt to show the world you care for gorillas
  • An official named certificate of adoption
  • Two photographs of Iwacu
  • Iwacu's biography
  • An Iwacu gift card that can be personalised with your own message
  • The Gorilla Organization's main newsletter, Digit News.

Adopters of Iwacu and her family also receive:

  • A copy of the Oscar-nominated film Gorillas in the Mist starring Sigourney Weaver on DVD
  • Iwacu's family tree


Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. Please note that the price of an Iwacu Adoption includes a donation to the organisation and can be purchased exclusive of donation for £9.

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