Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Calm in the Congo

According to the New York Times, calm has erupted in the Congo with no known rebels threatening the Mountain Gorillas. The article also features a short video report.
Government wildlife rangers, like Mr. Serundori, are firmly in control — for the moment. And Kabirizi, a 500-pound silverback gorilla with a head as big as an engine block, seems to be flourishing in his kingdom of leaves.

"Haa mmm," Mr. Serundori says, emitting a special gruntlike gorilla greeting that miraculously stops Kabirizi in midcharge. “Haa mmm.”

If the endangered mountain gorillas are any sign, things may finally be looking up in eastern Congo.
Thanks to Gwen for this story.

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