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Park Is 'Encouraged' By Gorilla Births

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- 3402 days ago -
The first census of endangered mountain gorillas carried out by government authorities since rebels seized the area shows that 10 babies have been born in the last 16 months, wildlife officials said yesterday.

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Artisina Storm (75)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 10:02 am
I'm glad to see that they were not all killed. This gave me some for the future of the mountain Gorilla. Any species that goes extinct affects all of us. Thank goodness some reason has prevailed.

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 11:59 am
Monies and human security are needed to protect the Gorillas. The births are heartening, but they all are still in a precarious position.

Glenda L (0)
Monday May 28, 2012, 9:04 am
Glad there's babies being born. I agree with patricia above, the situation needs human input to protect them.

Terry V (30)
Monday July 2, 2012, 12:18 pm

Veronique L (209)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 2:02 am
Thanks for posting!

Veronique L (209)
Friday August 17, 2012, 3:23 am
Very good news!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:23 am
Good news.

darla h (3)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:21 am
Why should this be good?Its just another animal for humans to kill or have their way with in the future! We get enough of these babies,they may very well be on our dinner menu. tomorrow or in future.Man will only find a way to use and abuse! The big bad boys ,called canning will likely get ahold of mother,once she is all used up.These bad boys Sick their dogs on animals that don't know how to defend themselves and then shoot the animal and pat each other on the back as a good killer and hunter.So I ask,why be happy to give man something else to abuse?

Ana Pires (8)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:24 pm
i think it's good news. i understand Darla's point about "the bad boys", but they are the only ones who need (re)education. The animals have, just like us, the right to live.

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:49 am

Past Member (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:52 pm

Tammy Taylor (12)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:38 am
Isn't good news ... GREAT!

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:00 pm
Thank you for sharing Cal.
It is good news in one way, but threats still prevail. We must be on the alert!!

Tammy Taylor (12)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:57 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:03 pm
This is great news. Hope they spend a life time living safely.

Wendy M (54)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:42 am
Great to hear some good news!

Judith Hand (55)
Friday February 15, 2013, 7:45 pm
I'd be very interested to know some current stats.

De D (96)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 2:05 am
Hope this trend continues...thanks!

Robyn Bashaw (1)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:23 pm
A step in the right direction. :)

DebrahAnna Esposito (10)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:01 am
this is wonderful

Bettina Galo (70)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 10:13 am
Thank God!

Ana Lopes (92)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:51 pm
Good news!

. (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:34 am
that is very good and nice news,lets hope it will continue,thank you

deb s (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:18 pm

Sherri G (128)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 4:35 am
This is good news that must be recognized when so much is bad news about man's preoccupation with the word KILL. We have so many justifications it is scary. Poachers justify killing to make money or revenge on warring tribes. Man does it in defense of liberty. Countries do it to increase their profits. No matter the justification it cannot be justified. Ironic isn't it that man may be wiped out by a virus that comes from slaughtered animals? Thank you Cal for giving us some good news. Now if we could get good news about elephants and rhinos.

Kerryn Ayton (11)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:06 am
Noted. It's fantastic to hear some good news regarding these superb creatures.

Deborah W (6)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:51 pm
Nature on its own will do it's thing ... when humans enter and secure "product" to stock zoos, circuses, tourist hunts, experimental labs, private colletions, medical wonder cures, etc. nature becomes imbalanced.

My own opinion is that humans are the ones imbalanced and on the lowest rung of the hierarchical ladder.

Claudia Acosta (70)
Monday April 29, 2013, 4:01 am
Good news. Thank you :)

Claudia Acosta (70)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:32 am
Still there are many good people working for this planet. Don't lose hope Darla!

Wendé Maunder (9)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:36 am
Please strive to keep these babies alive so that they can be released into a safe, natural environment.

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 9:46 pm
Wonderful news. After hearing about the fighting back in 2007, I was afraid these gorillas would be completely wiped out. The fact that they weren't, that their numbers have actually increased, is nothing short of amazing.

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:12 pm
That is good news. But it remains a fragile balance...

Charlie m (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:43 am
lovely animals

isabelle f (55)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:55 pm
Very good news !! Preservation of animals is very important!!

Simon D (32)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:50 am
Wonderful news.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:43 pm
One small step for us, including the gorillas. Still lots of protection needed - but there's a ray of hope now.

Maria S (95)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 2:52 am
Great news. Thanks for posting.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:44 am
Noted and signed. TY

B Lewenza (76)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:01 pm
This is encouraging however they are still in a position of harm. As long as these 10 all survive then it will be reason for celebration as they have their young. That baby was so darn cute, you could hardly even see him except for his eyes. Too cute.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 10:10 am
Noted and signed. TY

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 5:04 pm
Signed thanks

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 5:24 pm
Noted and signed. TY

cynthia l (207)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:42 pm
a glimmer of hope but it's a long precarious road

Carolyn Y (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:48 pm
This is so "totally awesome"! Very happy :)

Carla van der Meer (648)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 6:22 pm
Thank you/

A. Cailia W (39)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:41 am
Good news. I hope this continues.
Thanks for sharing. Noted!

Ana Lopes (92)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 2:10 am
Glad to read this!

Olivia Atkinson (8)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 3:04 pm
I went to see the gorillas at Virunga (on the Rwandan side) in 1984 and was really worried when the fighting started but am glad to see that the population hasn't been too drastically affected. Habitat loss is more of a problem as the anti poaching patrols are doing a great job and keeping Dian Fossey's spirit alive.

Rhonda B (106)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:52 pm
signed. thank you

Carole R (200)
Friday December 13, 2013, 12:53 pm
Nice to hear some good news.

Julie Botsch (12)
Friday March 21, 2014, 2:47 pm
Thank You.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday March 28, 2014, 4:23 pm
noted also ty Cal

Jordan G (37)
Friday April 11, 2014, 3:38 am
In honor of Jelena.

Tanya W (65)
Friday April 11, 2014, 4:59 am
Noted. Page not found.

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Friday April 11, 2014, 2:15 pm
noted, shared on fb, twitter, google+, thx.

Deborah W (6)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 4:17 pm
And how many died? I believe in Jane Godall and like-minded groups, government sucks big time.

Jordan G (37)
Tuesday May 27, 2014, 4:32 pm

Tom R (23)
Friday June 20, 2014, 2:10 pm
Gorilla and their young need to be in sanctuaries not zoos (which are little more than large cages (some with bars, some not) but still they need a society, space, freedom and observation can be done from far away. These creatures do not need to be in a zoo or in a circus for amusement.
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