The Official site of Virunga National Park, DR Congo, have made a great an interesting job: They have launched profiles of the Mountain Gorillas of Virunga! A profile includes the gorilla age, sex, parents, offspring, siblings, character, quirks, history… they have tried to be as comprehensive as possible. Check it out here: http://mountaingorillas.gorilla.cd/. Send them [...]
Archive for December, 2008
S.O.S Gorilla has been referenced in the magazine “La Voz De La Escuela”, from the newspaper “La Voz De Galicia”. It appears in an article about gorilla DNA, and the cause of their endangered situation.
One of Africa’s most important national parks, home to three subspecies of threatened great apes, is caught up in the DRC’s endless war, writes ROB CRILLY in Virunga National Park KARONKANO BASEKA throws his arms in one direction then the other as he points out landmarks in what should be a haven for wildlife. “From [...]
Monkey Day has given S.O.S Gorilla their support. Thank you! Monkey Day, annually on December 14th, is a celebration of all things simian, a festival of primates, a chance to scream like a monkey and throw feces at whomever you choose. Or perhaps just a reason to hang out with your friends while grunting and [...]
Low-volume wood-burning stoves to protect forest habitat, alternative livelihoods to replace bush meat hunting with beekeeping and the promotion of ecotourism are among steps planned under the United Nations Year of the Gorilla 2009, launched today, to save of one of humankind’s closest but critically endangered relatives. Many experts are warning that without urgent action [...]
THE birth of twins among humans evokes emotions and passion. The babies are usually given special names and celebrated with certain rituals. The birth of twins among gorillas, too, does not pass as an ordinary event. For Kweitonda who is part of the Nkuringo group of gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the way she [...]
High above the war-battered plain, a giant silverback gorilla ruminatively strips a plant of its leaves with green tombstone teeth. Five females nearby suckle their babies. The world can celebrate a small miracle in eastern Congo. Park rangers greeted the primordial scene with hushed astonishment after hacking for two hours though the verdant gloom of [...]