The bodies of three females and one male were discovered by rangers earlier this week in the Virunga National Park.
Officials said the "executions" were not the work of poachers because they would have taken the bodies.
Because poachers would have sold the bodies as food or trophies, conservationists think the apes were killed by a group that was trying to scare wardens out of the park.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Gorilla executions "senseless and tragic"
The BBC reports on the tragic execution of four more Mountain Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This brings the total number of Mountain Gorilla killings to SEVEN since January 2007. What a senseless WASTE.