Gorilla Group Size & Dynamics Mimic Human Group Size & Dynamics

A study was published several days ago in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B examining the social relationships among 13 mountain gorilla groups in Rwadna over 12 years. Typically, mountain gorillas have social groups of 12 to 20 individuals. A group of this size often yields the most diversity in relationships. Mountain gorillas... Continue Reading →

Tierra Wilson’s Research Project: Sampling Gorilla Saliva For Pathogens

I have had the pleasure of working with Tierra Wilson for a couple years at the Gorilla Foundation. Since then, she's moved off to veterinary school and I to graduate school. We've kept in touch and I was elated to hear that she's going to Rwanda earlier this summer to study the mountain gorillas there.... Continue Reading →

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