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Adopt a Mountain Gorilla

as a gift this Christmas with WWF from £3.00/mth

This primate is critically endangered with only around 1,000 left in the wild.

Adopt a Mountain Gorilla and help WWF to protect their future.

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Adopt and receive a cuddly toy Mountain Gorilla, a fun filled WWF adoption gift pack, plus updates on your animal three times a year.

Adopt a Mountain Gorilla Gift Pack

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Adopt a Mountain Gorilla Cuddly Toy

Adopt and receive a cuddly toy of your animal

Adopt a Mountain Gorilla Gift Pack

Get a fun filled WWF adoption gift pack

Regular Updates

Plus updates on your animal three times a year

Mountain gorillas are sadly slipping slowly into extinction. Now on the critically endangered list, there are around 1,000 of these beautiful animals left in the wild, and unless we all pull together they could disappear from the planet forever.

The mountain gorilla is a fur coated great ape that is one of the closest relatives of the human species. Unfortunately, we also happen to be the main threat to their continued survival. Humans have been forcing their way into the forests of Central Africa for decades now. These forests are where mountain gorillas live and as a result of our intrusion, there are now less than 1,000 of these splendid animals left in the wild.

By adopting a mountain gorilla, you will be providing much needed funds to help train rangers to protect not only the gorillas themselves but also their diminishing habit. WWF work with governments and the local populous to help educate them on their need to assist the mountain gorilla in its hour of need. Your donations will help ensure a better and safer future for one of the planets most beautiful animals.

With your adoption you help to:

There used to be thousands of gorillas living in the wild. As a result of increased pressure on their habitat caused by humans who are causing deforestation in order to exploit the region’s natural resources, gorillas now simply have nowhere to live. By adopting a mountain gorilla through WWF, you will be helping to maintain the forest area that is left for them and allow their numbers to grow.

Gorillas are important to the environment they live in. They are vegetarian large-scale grazers and this means they bring balance to the food chain. Their absence would cause a lot of disruption which would negatively impact other species in the area and the people who depend on the environment and those species for their survival. By adopting a mountain gorilla through WWF, not only are you helping to protect an endangered species, but also an entire ecosystem that depends on them.

There is no question how magnificent a male silverback mountain gorilla is. We should not allow a situation to arise where the only way we can see one is in the enclosure of a zoo. It is an incredible experience to see mountain gorillas in the wild and if you get the opportunity to do so, it is a life changing experience. Help WWF protect the mountain gorilla so that future generations will have the opportunity to see these animals up close and in their natural habitat.

Yes it is true that the number one cause behind the mountain gorilla is the loss of their habitat. However, another reason the number of gorillas in the wild are so few is the species has been caught up in human conflict that plagues the countries where they live. This means gorillas can end up in the cross fire of war and this kind of loss is a real tragedy. By adopting a mountain gorilla through WWF, you will be providing the organisation with the necessary funding to develop strategies to prevent such deaths.

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Standard Delivery

Standard Delivery

Your gift pack will be delivered within the UK FREE of charge. Your package will be sent out within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Express Delivery costs £3.79 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday. Your gift pack will then be delivered within 2 - 3 working days.

Adopt a Mountain Gorilla Certificate

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WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

Adopt a Mountain Gorilla Gift Pack

Adopt a Mountain Gorilla Gift Pack

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Adopt a Mountain Gorilla and the recipient gets a beautiful gift pack to let them know just how much you care about them.

Gift Pack Includes:

  • An optional cuddly toy of your Mountain Gorilla.
  • A Mountain Gorilla factbook.
  • Mountain Gorilla bookmarks and stickers.
  • A certificate to frame your commitment to the WWF (printed on recycled paper).
  • Two exclusive magazines delivered three times a year:
    WWF's "Wild World" and "My Mountain Gorilla" with news and updates for your adopted animal.
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About WWF

Registered Charity Number: 1081247

WWF is a global conservation organisation dedicated to protecting the natural environment and the animals that depend on it. The organisation was first established in 1961 in the UK, but now operates in more than 100 countries and has over 5 million members around the world.

WWF seeks to stop habitat destruction, prevent human animal conflict, end the illegal trade in wildlife and their body parts as part of its efforts to protect wildlife. The organisation tries to restore habitats, promote sustainable development for local communities who depend on natural resources and lobbies governments on behalf of wildlife protection.

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Adopt a Mountain Gorilla with WWF

Adopt from just £3.00 a month and help protect this incredible animal.

Mountain Gorilla Facts

Mountain Gorilla Facts

  1. The mountain gorilla is a subspecies of the eastern gorilla and is a large strong ape that lives on the volcanic slopes of Africa with few natural predators.
  2. Mountain gorillas live in groups of up to 30. The group, or troop, is led by a single alpha male called an older silverback.
  3. Mountain gorillas are extremely strong animals but also very shy. When they feel threatened they can be aggressive and beat their chests. Leaders of the group will charge at any threat whilst mothers are prepared to fight to the death in order to protect their young.
  4. A fully grown male adult mountain gorilla can weigh up to 180 kilograms whilst females weigh about half that or 90 kilograms.
  5. Mountain gorillas share 98% of their DNA with human beings.