New Gorilla Rescue Center to Open in Eastern Congo

May 14, 2010  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

10 orphaned gorillas which were rescued from poachers in Rwanda and Congo will be airlifted to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by the U.N. Peacekeeping Force in DRC. They will be at the new Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Centre (GRACE). The gorillas have been traumatized by violence and mistreatment and need treatment; they must learn how to survive in the wild. GRACE centre is located next to 222,000 acres of forest in the community-based Tayna Nature Reserve.