Adventures Within Reach is excited to announce that we helped break the Guinness Book of World’s Record for “most people dressed up in gorilla suits”! Our staff were part of the 1061 record-breaking “gorillas”.
It was a balmy day for the Denver Gorilla Run on October 31, 2009 and quite hot inside the gorilla suits. The AWR staff were dressed as “safari” gorillas. In the end, few of us ran in heat — most walked or rode bicycles. It was a beautiful course through downtown Denver and along the river.
The sad part of the story is that there are only 740 gorillas left in the world. It was a harsh reality when standing altogether and realizing that there were fewer mountain gorillas than people ready to race.
AWR is proud to support the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. This great program has been dedicated to the preservation of the Mountain Gorilla ever since Dian Fossey asked for help back in 1985. AWR supports their efforts to keep the highly endangered Mountain Gorilla alive in the jungles of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
You can still donate to this great cause:
Adventures Within Reach offers gorilla treks in Uganda and Rwanda. We recommend a minimum of 11 days in Uganda, which also includes 2 days with chimpanzees. You can visit the gorillas in as few as 3 days in Rwanda, but a longer is better to really enjoy the country.