Friday, July 28, 2006

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Tourists brave jungle to visit endangered species

Another reporter records his visit with the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda, this one being Sagal Ali for the TorontoSun.
The youngest male gorilla gets a running start as he tackles his sister. Their mother, not bothered by her children's antics, slowly eats the leaves from a nearby tree as she watches her offspring play. When the match becomes too rough, she intervenes and pulls the two toddlers apart. Their father, the largest silverback gorilla in the country, lazily leans against another tree and grunts.

Watching the Sabyinyo family of mountain gorillas interact in their natural habitat has easily been the highlight of my trip to this country.
Apparently and both visited the gorillas earlier this month.

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