125,000 rare gorillas found

I think that nature has a way of surviving the odds. The Western Lowland Gorilla has been on the endangered species list for at least the last 20 years. In 1980 the estimate was that there were only 100,000 gorillas left in the world. This week a special announcement was made. In a swamp in Congo, Africa a group of gorillas has been found. The survey of the area’s gorillas was done in 2006 and 2007 and the estimate of the newly found group of gorillas is said to number 125,000. This number is in addition to the estimate of 100,000 world wide. The greatest threat so far that the gorillas have had to face is the disease, ebola which can also affect the local human population.

Now that the area has been made public I hope that the local government has seen to it that the gorilla population will be protected from poachers.


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