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Tue, November 24, 2015

Good news: Ensnared infant doing well; dispersed gorillas seen

November 24, 2015

Good news: Ensnared infant doing well; dispersed gorillas seen

The young gorilla who was freed from a snare last week is doing very well, and his group has returned to normal activities. This was the first snare incident among the gorilla groups that we monitor since April 2014.

Three female gorillasOur field staff is also delighted to report that they have spotted three adult female gorillas that we used to track but who left our monitored groups earlier this year. Faida, Bishushwe and Kanama are now ranging with a group of gorillas who are non-habituated (not used to the presence of human observers) and travel mainly in DR Congo, close to the Rwandan border.

Our Rwandan trackers are not able to cross the border into the Congo side of the park. But they were able to get close enough today to take photos of the three females, while the non-habituated gorillas ran away.

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