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Another Gorilla Infant Freed From Snare

Animals  (tags: animals, Gorilla, Diane Fossy, animal welfare, snares, rescued, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals, AnimalCruelty )

- 3597 days ago -
For the second time this year, an infant gorilla residing in one of the mountain gorilla groups we monitor in Rwanda became trapped in a snare set by poachers. And once again, the youngster was rescued by our staff at the Karisoke Research Center.


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Dee C (23)
Friday July 17, 2009, 12:51 pm
"This latest episode occurred when Ugenda’s group was in the bamboo zone of the Kazi area. In the morning, 2-year-old infant gorilla Ubushake got his right wrist caught in a common type of antelope trap, made from a rope and a bent bamboo branch. Ubushake started screaming loudly while holding onto the bamboo branch. His mother, Kanama, who was nearby, tried to free the infant by pulling him away from the branch. His grandmother, Kubyina, and dominant silverback Ugenda did the same thing. All the gorillas were extremely stressed at this point and were making loud vocalizations."

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Cher C (1426)
Friday July 17, 2009, 12:55 pm

Thnx Dee hun!


Simone D (1462)
Saturday July 18, 2009, 4:26 am
Thank you Dee!

Cynthia Sopel (62)
Saturday July 18, 2009, 3:48 pm
This is good news, considering the danger these trackers put themselves into on a daily basis. The poachers are relentless, and even after having been caught, will resume their poaching activities. Punishments need to be much more severe so that the poachers understand the severity of their crimes. This is a huge task, when presently many countries on the African continent are in political upheaval and unfortunately have concentrated their priorities elsewhere, leaving the fate of their rich wildlife vulnerable to disaster.
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