Friday, August 17, 2007

Mountain Gorillas: Missing female and baby are dead

The BBC News site reports today that a female mountain gorilla and its baby from the 12-strong group that were attacked last month are dead. This brings the recent death toll up to nine.
Rangers patrolling the area of the Virunga National Park where four of the great apes were killed discovered the remains of the female, called Macibiri.

Conservation group WildlifeDirect said it would continue searching the area to locate the body of the infant, Ntaribi.
There's a lot more information, photographs, video, and a progress report from the UNESCO inquiry at the Gorilla Protection blog.

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