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6 endangered mountain gorilla park rangers dead, several wounded in Congo ambush

At least six park rangers  died and several others were wounded in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas. The identity of the attackers were unknown, Olivier Mukisya, a Virunga spokesman said. “We confirm this sad news. A group of armed men attacked our positions […]

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210 kg Gorilla airlifted from zoo for CT scan after developing breathing issues

In a heartwarming example of animal care, a gorilla weighing 210 kilograms was airlifted from its enclosure in a South African zoo and flown to a hospital for a CT scan and full medical examination. Local news website Times Live reports that Makoko, a 34-year-old male western lowland gorilla from the Johannesburg Zoo, had been […]

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Four mountain gorillas die after being hit by lightning

Four rare mountain gorillas, including a pregnant female, have died in Uganda after being hit by lightning, a conservation group says. The three adult females and a male infant were found in Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park with “gross lesions” on their bodies indicating electrocution. The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) called this a “big loss […]