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13

Oct

Can mountain gorillas coexist with oil rigs?A British company wants to look for oil under Africa’s Virunga National Park, a rare refuge for mountain gorillas. But the plans are already sparking a global backlash.

Can mountain gorillas coexist with oil rigs?
A British company wants to look for oil under Africa’s Virunga National Park, a rare refuge for mountain gorillas. But the plans are already sparking a global backlash.

20

Mar

Bushmeat trade is transforming rain forest
When hunters kill primates, the animals no longer disperse the seeds of some fruit- and nut-bearing trees, and wind-dispersed seedlings take root instead.

Bushmeat trade is transforming rain forest

When hunters kill primates, the animals no longer disperse the seeds of some fruit- and nut-bearing trees, and wind-dispersed seedlings take root instead.

06

Dec

Outgoing gorillas live longer than shy onesThe results are consistent with studies finding that human extroverts outlive introverts.

Outgoing gorillas live longer than shy ones
The results are consistent with studies finding that human extroverts outlive introverts.

14

Nov

Endangered mountain gorilla population grows slightlyMountain gorillas are confined only to areas in Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda.

Endangered mountain gorilla population grows slightly
Mountain gorillas are confined only to areas in Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda.

21

Feb

Earth’s last Eden: Haven for chimps, gorillas expandsThe Congo region is home to chimpanzees that are so isolated from human contact that they routinely approach researchers without fear.

Earth’s last Eden: Haven for chimps, gorillas expands
The Congo region is home to chimpanzees that are so isolated from human contact that they routinely approach researchers without fear.

04

Feb

World’s rarest gorilla gets boost of hope from aboveA combination of satellite imagery and ground surveys were used to create new distribution maps, revealing more forest habitats than anticipated for Cross River gorillas.

World’s rarest gorilla gets boost of hope from above
A combination of satellite imagery and ground surveys were used to create new distribution maps, revealing more forest habitats than anticipated for Cross River gorillas.

27

Oct

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Baby Gorilla, Sleeping (by bartdubelaar)

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Baby Gorilla, Sleeping (by bartdubelaar)

12

Oct

Black market for baby gorillas is growingA sting operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo nabs poachers who were trying to sell a young gorilla for $40,000, the fourth such incident this year.

Black market for baby gorillas is growing
A sting operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo nabs poachers who were trying to sell a young gorilla for $40,000, the fourth such incident this year.