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A Good Day for Gorillas?

Posted by lisagbrown on August 7, 2008

A new population of lowland gorillas was found recently — about 125,000 of them — in a remote area of the Congo. Until this discovery, researchers believed there were only about 50,000 of the species, worldwide. While this is fantastic news for the survival of gorillas, it raises concerns about how to protect the animals’ status as an endangered species. This new development does not change the severity of the threats that gorillas face, including poachers, deforestation, and disease.

View CNN’s story at More than 100,000 rare Gorillas found in Congo.


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