New Dangers to Mountain Gorillas: Gorillas Out of the Park

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Mountain Gorillas Destroy Crops

0:22 – Silverback Rano climbs down the buffalo wall that separates the protected park from cultivated farmland.

0:40 – Rano and his group eat tasty bamboo shoots.

1:10 – The gorillas roam the fields, which exposes them to disease and parasites from human and livestock defecation.

1:35 – As villagers watch, the gorillas eat the bark from cultivated eucalyptus trees.

2:45 – More villagers gather to watch the gorillas destroy their crops.

3:15 – A tracker says the gorillas went too far outside the park and a decision was made to push them back inside.

3:35 – Trackers herd the gorillas back across the park boundary.

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