The Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (aka GRACE) center is a rescue facility specifically designed for the needs of eastern lowland gorillas and the first permanent sanctuary ever built for the species. The site was donated by Tayna Center for Conservation Biology (TCCB) and is located next to the Tanya Nature Reserve in North Kivu. The sanctuary offers room for up to 30 gorillas to live in species-typical groups and roam through 350 acres of natural habitat, in the hope of eventually reintroducing them to the wild. GRACE was initiated by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and most of its gorillas were captured by poachers and suffered from traumatic conditions. The Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education was inaugurated in April 2010 with four young grauer gorillas called Mapendo, Amani, Kighama and Ndjingaba that arrived from the Gorilla Doctor facility in Goma.

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