Massive Numbers of Gorillas Discovered, Doubling Population

Massive Numbers of Gorillas Discovered, Doubling Population

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 /images/stories/animals/gorilla-mountain.jpgWildlife researchers said Tuesday that they’ve discovered 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, calling it a major increase in the animal’s estimated population.

(READ more in AP article via MSNBC)

A couple years ago I also reported that Gorilla populations had grown 17 percent in Uganda’s Bwindi park, home to almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas during the 1990’s, with similar trends in another park.


  1. Now that is truly WONDERFUL news! Mother Earth has been crying out for our love and attention for years and now that we are starting to take notice, she’s letting us in on a few of her secrets. 🙂 I wonder what other animals are out there hiding from the poachers’ greed, that will be soon be “discovered”? Stay positive, everyone, and take the necessary steps to protect our planet. I believe a more balanced and harmonious realtionship with our environment could closer than we think.