Saturday, March 11, 2006

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Maryland Zoo takes over preservation of gorillas

More from the Washington Times on Maryland Zoo's role in the preservation of Mountain Gorillas.
The Maryland Zoo in the rolling fields of Druid Hill Park is far away from the mountain jungles in Africa, but it has become a surrogate home for a powerful primate species on the brink of extinction.

'We've got this very interesting opportunity to take these very interesting creatures and save them,' said Dr. Kim Hammond, a participant in the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, which has moved its headquarters to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. 'The reason Baltimore has [this project] is we know we can get the job done.'