Explore the wonderful world of gorillas.

The powerful mountain gorilla is now critically endangered with only around 880 left in the wild. They’re found in high-altitude montain and bamboo forests – sometimes at elevations of 4,000m – where they mainly eat leaves, shoots and stems. To coincide with World Gorilla Day, we’d like to invite you to get to know more about this amazing species. We’ve got some fantastic free resources for you to enjoy along the way; including fact sheets, craft activities and a free downloadable mountain gorilla poster!

3 ways to show your support…
World Gorilla Day

1. Learn & Explore

Download our Snow Leopard Explore Poster & Fact Sheet

Explore is our dedicated species poster series for young people. This edition looks at moutain gorillas and includes some fascinating facts about this species, where they live, the threats they face and what you can do to help safeguard their future. You can also download our gorilla fact sheet to learn more about these magnificent creatures.

2. Get creative

Make a colourful Gorilla Mask!

Show your support for the amazing mountain gorillas by making a gorilla mask out of recycled materials! You can make your gorilla as colourful as you like! Why not research African patterns and use these to inspire your decoration.

3. Take action

Become a WWF #GreenAmbassador

Green Ambassadors is our flagship young persons programme that enables children (ages 5 – 16) to learn more about the natural world, explore and share their love for it, and feel inspired to safeguard it. We do this by providing a range of FREE interactive and educational resources to both schools and youth groups.

Have you ordered your Gorilla badge?

You can also show your support this World Gorilla Day by ordering your very own Gorilla Explore badge. You can sew your badge onto a number of items, including blankets, pencil cases and bags.


The magnificent mountain gorilla is now critically endangered, with only around 880 left in the wild. You can help us protect the future of these incredible animals from as little as £3 per month.