Tuesday, July 05, 2005

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - A garden shed full of gorillas

Interesting tale from The Herald about a Scottish vet who wanted to create a self-sufficient back-yard hideaway for himself, but the project has turned into field laboratory for the Mountain Gorilla researchers in Bwindi.
It was intended as little more than a "nice wee place in the back garden", a hut designed by a Scottish vet in which he could relax with a cold beer after a hard day's work.

But now, the design behind an eco-cabin has been transferred from West Kilbride to a Ugandan jungle, where it is helping conservationists study an endangered species of mountain gorilla.