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What Dian Has Done

by Victoria Quackenbush July 21, 2017

What Dian Has Done

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the philanthropy behind Gorilla socks, look no further than the Dian Fossey fund. But before we talk about the fund, let’s focus on the animal they’re trying so hard to help.

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The Mountain Gorilla aka Gorilla beringei beringei in scientific terms, is a species of gorilla that lives in, you guessed it, mountains. When they stand on both feet they can be about 4 to 5 ½ feet tall and can weigh up to 440 lbs.

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According to the World Wildlife Fund: “As their name implies, mountain gorillas live in forests high in the mountains, at elevations of 8,000 to 13,000 feet. They have thicker fur, and more of it, compared to other great apes.” They continue on to talk about the necessity of that fur as it, “…helps them to survive in a habitat where temperatures often drop below freezing.”

The WWF has Mountain Gorillas marked as “Critically Endangered” with less that 900 gorillas in the entire world! Critically Endangered is only one step up from extinct in the wild, indicating these animals are really in trouble.

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So why do Gorilla Socks support Dian’s fund specifically? It’s what makes the Dian Fossey Fund different from other charities: their integrated conservation model.

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They make a point to put Daily Protection, Scientific Research, Educating Conservations and Helping Communities at the forefront of their conservation efforts. If you want to learn more about this unique model, you can read on here. Dian Fossey was a zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who dedicated 18 years of her life to studying and perfecting this method and her work still lives on today through her fund.

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Gorilla Socks is the company that helps build a bridge between you and this amazing fund. 10% of your purchase of these cool, premium socks goes to this great charity. Whether it’s a purchase for a more casual look or fancy, your socks will look perfect, add a touch of fun and really show that you care about Mountain Gorillas.



Victoria Quackenbush
Victoria Quackenbush

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writer and semi-professional college senior


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