Fewer than 650 mountain gorillas and 40,000 lowland
gorillas are left in the world. Their existence continues to be
threatened as increasing human populations continue to decrease
the gorillas' habitats. Gentle and intelligent creatures,
gorillas are more closely-related to humankind than many would
expect. In August, the siverback you see on the picture was shot
to death while he was trying to prevent the kidnapping of the
baby sitting on his back. That such a futile tragedy can happen
in this day and age is an outrage. Find out more about these
wonderful animals, and help us ensure their survival.
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