Good mountain gorilla news


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This video, recorded in Uganda, is called Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla (HD Version).

From Wildlife Extra:

Mountain gorilla population grows

Some good news at last, but the threats are ever present and the huge conservation effort must continue

November 2012. The total world population of mountain gorillas has risen to 880, according to census data released by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The number of mountain gorillas has increased from the 2010 estimate of 786 after a count in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The critically endangered animals live only in two locations, Bwindi and the Virunga Massif area, which spans parts of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Rwanda.

Growing population for 10 years

A total of 400 mountain gorillas have been confirmed to be living in Bwindi and 480 were counted in the Virunga Massif in 2010. Both populations have had positive trends in…

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4 thoughts on “Good mountain gorilla news

  1. Marvelous video! I’ve seen portions of it before, but so neat to see the whole thing, how solicitous the Silverback is for the kids, and the moms also right there, hovering, but still letting the kids check the guy out. I love how they groom him–a tender gesture–and how one of the moms pets his head before they leave.

    I’m sure they’re well aware of our capacity to attack, too, but no one in this case felt threatened. I’m with Natalie–this, with some bit of good news about their numbers, is my touch of sweet for the week! 🙂

    • I also loved the way the silverback quietly shepherded them all at the beginning, too, and kept looking over his shoulder. Very head of the family and protective .

      When you see them like this, as a family, it makes it all the more poignant when hearing how they are split up by violence and capture.

      I also couldn’t help but notice the little ones were extremely well-behaved and obedient! A few lessons there for us humans, perhaps!

      I so am glad both you and Natalie got your touch of sweet for the week, Camilla 🙂 🙂

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