Meet Cessé


Cessé arrived at the projet in December 2007 at about 2 years old. He arrived from the Evaro lakes region (central Gabon) along with Eliwa (see below). He was found caged at a local market destined to be sold. His gorilla family apparently comes from a forest nearby Njolé. Like all other orphans at this project, Cessé has lost his family, his home and his freedom. He has, however, now joined a group of 7 other orphans which will hopefully be reintroduced back into the wild. Cessé loves to play games and to forage in the forest.

Gorillas in our rehabilitation program Gorillas at our sanctuary

Get Involved


Find us on Facebook

Our Work

Teaching at an elementary school

Local education programs

We conduct environmental education campaigns to show how local communities can be a part of forest conservation and great-ape protection initiatives. This is also a great opportunity for us to get to know local communities and better understand their realities. More about Community Education

Outreach through tourism

We provide low-impact tourism opportunities for people from around the world to learn about great apes. More about Tourism & Outreach
gorilla photo

Help save the gorillas of Gabon

Your donation makes it possible for us to:

  • Rescue orphaned western lowland gorillas
  • Provide employment for local people and support the local economy
  • Raise awareness on the plight of gorillas and their importance to the local environment

Your donation helps secure a future for wild western lowland gorillas in Gabon.

Give $25
Give $50
Give $100
Give $250