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December 9, 2008
Mountain gorillas rustle through Uganda’s forest

Uganda’s Bwindi Forest is home to almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, an endangered species.

The gorillas are a main attraction for tourists to Uganda, as many are habituated and accustomed to human visitors. Tourism revenue has funded some gorilla protection efforts.

Worldfocus special correspondent Martin Seemungal treks through the wilderness to learn how these animals are being threatened and helped — witnessing some precious new arrivals.

For more on endangered mountain gorillas, read an account from park rangers in the nearby Democratic Republic of Congo, where gorillas fall victim to the country’s ongoing war: Park rangers return to Congo’s imperiled gorillas.

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3 comments

#3

Excellent Video.

#2

Why not plant tiny video cameras on gorillas as researchers do and broadcast it…….People would pay to see that………

#1

Fabulous! If only it were like this 100 miles away in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But Rwanda must allow pygmies to maintain their hunter gathering lifestyle side by side with gorillas in the forest.

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