Estimated 125,000 Western Lowland Gorillas Discovered

posted on 5th of august, 2008

While driving in my car heading to the zoo I heard some great news about Western Lowland Gorillas on NPR. They announced that the Wildlife Conservation Society gorilla experts discovered in the Republic of Congo an estimated 125,000 Western Lowland Gorillas living in the countries Northern Forests.

The reason for the high numbers is because there is no war, logging and disease epidemics that is linked to man. Hardly anyone goes into this forest do to it being hard to move around through the swamp land.

This is great news for the Western Lowland Gorillas species because they are listed as Critically Endangered and the number they discovered is more then 2x the world population that they thought was left.

NPR Article on the Western Lowland Gorilla Discovery

Comments (1)

Posted by Cleaper on August 06, 2008
Great news! They are fantastic animals. Nice shots too!

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