mountain gorillas - photo (c) WWF, Martin HarveyThe number of mountain gorillas living in the Virunga Massif in central Africa has soared by 26.3% since 2003, according to a new census. The increase in numbers from 380 to 480 individuals — an average growth of 3.7 percent per year —  is thanks to “immense” efforts to reduce poaching and disease, scientists said.

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