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.'
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.