Tuesday, July 25, 2006

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Rare Photos of Dian Fossey Orphan Gorillas Discovered

A press release has news of the discovery of rare photographs of Coco and Pucker, two of Dian Fossey's orphan gorillas, in captivity at Cologne zoo in Germany. The photos can be viewed here at The Legacy Of Dian Fossey.
Made famous when they appeared with the celebrated "Gorillas in the Mist" author and primatologist on the cover of National Geographic magazine in January, 1970, the young gorillas were rescued and nursed back to health by Dr. Fossey. Coco and Pucker had been captured in Rwanda by poachers who slaughtered ten adult gorillas in order to snatch the two babies to fill an order for the Cologne Zoo.

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