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Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa

Magnificent investment in gorillas, thanks to one post

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It’s been quite a week for gorillas, thanks to Reddit’s WallStreetBets (WSB) community.  It’s the group behind the GameStop Movement.

Imagine - 3,500 gorillas have been adopted!

In short, Reddit investors have adopted 3,500 gorillas in just six days to help the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.   That’s an incredible investment!

Normally, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International have about 20 new adoptions on a weekend, so this is truly quite an astonishing leap up!

And it started with one post...

It all started to happen on Friday.  A member of the WSB community posted that they had sent a donation to Dian Fossey Fund International which allowed them to adopt their own gorilla.   The charity protects endangered mountain gorillas. 

And the post was upvoted over 112,000 times – members of the WSB community followed suit and adopted a gorilla!

Not only that, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International received  over $350,000 (£252,000) in donations as well!

It’s wonderful to see people wanting to do their bit and it just shows what can be done when one person sows the seed and drops an idea into a community.

A huge thank you to the Reddit WSB community for supporting the apes!  Dr Stoinski from the charity thanked WSB for their amazing support – the video was posted and upvoted over 159,000 times!

Essentially, the Fund works in four ways:

  1. Daily protection of the gorillas
  2. Scientific research
  3. Education Conservationists
  4. Helping Communities

Visit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

How you can help gorillas

Adopt a gorilla here

Shop in their store here for gorilla products and support the Fund that way

Find out more about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Spread the word #gorilla and on social media

Twitter:  @SavingGorillas

Facebook:  @SavingGorillas


Just donate whatever you can


Source:  BBC News


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