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A Symbol of Commitment

A Symbol of Commitment

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: May 31, 2004


Photographer: Penny Patterson

This gorilla carving was made by local people in Uganda and the proceeds went to an orphanage for children who lost their parents to AIDS.

Those same children spend a lot of their classroom time in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest learning about conservation and the mountain gorilla.

This wooden figure seems to be a statement of interconnectedness of local culture, people"s lives, conservation and the survival of the gorilla.

It is a thank you gift to the Gorilla Foundation from Stephen Ham, Jane Goodall"s student intern, representing our shared commitment to save the great apes.

A Symbol of Commitment

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