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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Supporting Orphaned Gorrillas in Africa

Discussion in 'General News & Rumors' started by Wendy, Oct 31, 2012.

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    The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has given more than $2 million to support conservation projects that protect primates. And the DWCF and Disney’s Animals Programs teamed up with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and several Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited facilities (the Dallas, Denver and Houston zoos) to build and operate GRACE (Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.

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    The GRACE facility is where baby gorillas orphaned through poaching can be rehabilitated for eventual reintroduction to the wild and currently is home to 12 orphaned gorillas, with 3 more arriving soon.


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    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

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    If I could be anything I wanted to be, I'd do this for a living. Unfortunately, I'm a bit too old for these sorts of adventures. :sigh:
     
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    Me too. :yes:
     

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