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Gorilla Foundation (Established 1976)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
Web Site:

Director: Francine Patterson
Phone: 1 (650) 851-8505   Fax: 1 (650) 851-0291   E-Mail:
PO Box 620640, Woodside, California 94062 UNITED STATES

Mission: To promote the protection, preservation, and propagation of gorillas and other endangered species; To study in depth the behavioral and linguistic development of the great apes; To become a primary source of information on the gorilla species, and disseminate that information through public and private educational programs; To identify and implement the optimum conditions for gorillas' care.

Principal Research Programs: Long-term behavioral and interspecies communication study of western lowland gorillas; Establishment of a semi-free-living gorilla preserve

Training Opportunities: No training opportunities available

Number of Staff: 15

Supported Species: 3 Gorilla gorilla (western gorilla)

Publications: "Gorilla" (semi-annual)

Last Updated: 1998-05-27

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