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Young Gorillas Observed Destroying Poachers’ Traps

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger For Rwanda's population of Mountain gorillas, poaching remains one of the biggest threats to their long-term survival. But after decades of being a prime target f…


Baby Gorilla’s Big Birthday Bash

Monroe, a one year old western lowland gorilla born at the San Diego Zoo, celebrates his first birthday in style. Photo Credit: joelrivlin via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = …


World’s Rarest Gorilla Caught on Film

Video images of the world's rarest and most endangered gorilla species, the Cross River gorilla, have been captured by a forest camera-trap for the first time. There are thought to be no more than 300…


Man Reunites with Childhood Friend (Video)

  Damian Aspinall and Kwibi the gorilla grew up together in England when Kwibi was very young, but Kwibi had to be released into the forests of West Africa when he was 5 years old. This video …


Student to Live Like a Gorilla

A UK university student majoring in zoology will live like a gorilla for twenty-four hours, eating only fruit and vegetables and sleeping at the gorilla island in Paignton Zoo. He is hoping the effort…


Gorillas Lose Weight on Greens Diet

Gorillas living in captivity are prone to heart disease, specifically Western lowland gorillas. The males are dying from heart problems prematurely.† In 1994 a study of 74 captive gorilla deaths found…


Runners Race in Gorilla Suits for Charity

On January 22, almost 700 people donned gorilla costumes to join in the first annual Austin Gorilla Run, a charity run benefiting the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. Participants ran through do…


Rare Gorilla Twins Born in the Wild

Twin endangered mountain gorillas were born in northern Rwanda, it was reported Monday. It was only the sixth set of twins born in Rwanda in the last 40 years. "Itís uncommon among the population of g…


Gorilla Walks Like Humans (Video)

A male gorilla named Ambam from England has learned to stand upright and walk in the manner humans do. "We think he might use it to get a height advantage to look over the wall when keepers com…


Pet Chimps and Monkeys Banned in Illinois

Effective at the beginning of 2011, a ban has been placed in Illinois on owning chimps, monkeys, gorillas and orangutans. Primate owners there who purchased before the law went into effect can keep th…


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