Wednesday, August 10, 2005

MOUNTATIN GORILLAS - Mountain gorilla project moving to Maryland Zoo

News on The Baltimore Sun about the Mountain gorilla project moving to Maryland Zoo.
A veterinary project that works to ensure the health of endangered mountain gorillas has found a new home at the Maryland Zoo.

The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is moving from the headquarters of the Morris Animal Foundation in Englewood, Colo., where it was founded in 1986 at the request of the late Dian Fossey, the famed gorilla researcher and advocate.
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The project provides health-care in the field to the endangered gorillas of which researchers believe there are more than 700 remaining. Although they are endangered, mountain gorillas are currently the only species of great apes whose population is on the rise, due to efforts by a number of groups.
Links:
 Morris Animal Foundation
 Maryland Zoo