Surprising Number of Lowland Gorillas Discovered in Africa

Surprising Number of Lowland Gorillas Discovered in Africa

A new tally of lowland gorillas has found massive and surprising numbers of these African primates alive and well in the Republic of Congo, Wildlife Conservation Society scientists announced.

The new census puts the number of western lowland gorillas (called great apes, along with chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans) within two adjacent areas in the northern part of the Congo at 125,000 individuals, including infant gorillas. The results were announced today during a press conference at the International Primatological Society Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Do they have oil?

Good news, to be sure.

Are these the ones that were once almost driven to extinction, or were those Highland Gorillas?

Either way, great news.

:smiley:

gotta love it!

Regarding lowland gorillas:

Do they have oil?

I don’t think so. If they did, they would have been accused of having WMD, and been invaded by now.

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