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Earth: Inbreeding Makes Mountain Gorillas Genetically Healthy
Offbeat  (tags: Earth, Gorillas, Inbreeding, endangered, wildlife )

- 11 days ago -
Work to sequence whole genomes from endangered mountain gorillas has found inbreeding has helped their population
Church of England May Sell £3m Stake in Mining Firm Over Fears for Gorilla Haven
Offbeat  (tags: animals, gorillas, habitat, protection )

- 76 days ago -
Move follows film backed by Leonardo DiCaprio and pleas by environmentalists to protect CongoâEUR(TM)s Virunga park
The Gorilla Doctors of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in Pictures
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- 303 days ago -
Gorilla Doctors, a multi-national team operating in the heart of the jungle in DR Congo, treating injured and critically ill gorillas as well as caring for orphans at two sanctuaries
Today's Gorilla Protectors Reflect on Dian Fossey's Legacy
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- 462 days ago -
Thanks to this labour of love by Dian, Anna and many others, mountain gorilla populations have increased to at least 880.
Lowland Gorillas, Protected in a Green Abyss
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- 813 days ago -
Now the government of the Republic of Congo has declared the area a national park, ensuring that the green abyss remains just that. Gorillas, it turns out, do not mind the forests' tangle.
Gorilla 'Kisses' Her Newborn at Jersey Zoo ! VIDEO!
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- 939 days ago -
Mother Hlala Kahilli has given birth to a healthy baby westland lowland gorilla at a wildlife park in Jersey.
Gorillas Pet Tourist In Uganda (Video)
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- 1219 days ago -
An American tourist on a gorilla-watching tour in Uganda came a little closer to the gorillas than he expected. The man, identified only as John, was pet and groomed by a group of wild gorillas--including a mama and her babies--near Bwindi National Park.
I'M Quackers About You! Gorilla Who Dotes on a Duckling
Offbeat  (tags: bronx zoo, escaped duckling, gentleness, bonding, friendship, gorillas )

- 1296 days ago -
This huge gorilla and tiny duckling became unlikely friends after the bird escaped into the ape's zoo enclosure. Visitors to the Bronx Zoo in New York were stunned when the baby duck suddenly appeared inches from the massive primate
Wow! Gorillas: 20 Multi-Coloured Life-Size Gorilla Statues Go on Display in London
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, gorillas, awareness, statues )

- 1317 days ago -
An army of 20 life-sized gorilla models have gone on display outside City Hall on the south bank of the Thames in London as part of campaign to raise awareness of how the animals' habitats are being threatened.
Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: "Despite My Big Belly, I Still Have the Strength of Ten Men!"
Offbeat  (tags: Mountain Gorillas, Rwanda, wildlife photography, photo contest, nature photography, gorillas, silverbacks, world, wildlife, unusual, protection, photos, off-beat, odd, interesting, humor, environment, goodnews, design, animals, arts, bizarre )

- 1628 days ago -
EXTRAORDINARY photo of a ginormous male Mountain Gorilla by Marie Collins! Marie shared this extra special experience she had with Guhonda, a gorilla group leader! Click the link to read a bit about her experience and some interesting info on gorillas!
Alvila, First Gorilla Born at the San Diego Zoo, Dies
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, gorillas, death, zoos )

- 1662 days ago -
The San Diego Zoo said goodbye last week to Alvila, a 45-year-old western lowland gorilla who was the first gorilla to be born there
Gorillas Raiding Farms for Easy Meals
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, gorillas, wildlife )

- 1741 days ago -
A gorilla family in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been leaving its natural home - the forests of Virunga - tempted out by the easy-picking food of the maize growers nearby.
Video: See the Daring Relocation of a Silverback Gorilla!
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- 1765 days ago -
The solitary silverback gorilla Mukunda had been ravaging the crops of local villagers living around Virunga's Gorilla Sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo for two months. Rangers began starting to fear for his life, as his systematic crop-raiding
Silverback Family Who Can't Live With Each Other... or Without
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, gorillas )

- 1777 days ago -
The Mapuwa family of mountain gorillas, which lives in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has split once again into two different groups - each led by a silverback.
A Handshake Simply Won't Cut It: Gorillas Embrace as They Meet for the FIRST Time
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, gorillas )

- 1781 days ago -
In the world of gorilla etiquette, it appears the handshake never quite caught on. Instead a quick spin on the dancefloor seems the appropriate way of getting to know one another

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