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2009-11-24 07:20:00

Gorilla-filled swamp forests need immediate protection A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo"”part of the "mother lode" of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year"”are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region. The study recommends protection of the swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac T©l© Community Reserve after recent...

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2009-11-11 07:01:56

Veterinary leap forward through collaboration with Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Tech, Emory University and a 300-pound great ape Zoo Atlanta recently became the first zoological institution in the world to obtain voluntary blood pressure readings from a gorilla. This groundbreaking stride was made possible by the Gorilla Tough Cuff, a blood pressure reading system devised through partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Created...

2009-09-25 14:26:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, has finalized an agreement to provide Bwindi Community Hospital with their leading-edge fingerprint identification system as part of a donation effort to support global causes. Bwindi Community Hospital provides healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world, affected with devastating diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and diarrhea, which are...

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2009-09-25 06:20:00

Uganda is set to launch a project that would allow gorilla enthusiasts to pay online visits to the nation's endangered apes, and to become virtual friends with them via the Internet, according to Ugandan officials. The "Friend a Gorilla" project will involve a system of cameras placed in a forest in the southwest part of the country that will allow people to watch the gorillas feed, run through the undergrowth and even give birth, said Moses Mapesa Wafula of the Uganda Wildlife Authority...

2009-09-16 00:37:57

As many as 100 gorillas a year may be killed by poachers and sold for bush meat in a single region in the Republic of Congo, an environmental group says. Endangered Species International said it conducted an undercover investigation in Kouilou, 60 to 80 miles up the Kouilou River from Pointe-Noire, the country's second-largest city and a major port. If poaching continues at its current rate, gorillas could disappear from the region within a decade, the group's president, Pierre Fidenci, told...

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2009-09-01 06:15:00

A Wildlife Authority spokeswoman said on Monday that Facebook and Twitter users will be able to "befriend" rare Ugandan mountain gorillas, as well as track their movements. Lillian Nsubuga told AFP that the scheme was designed to promote Uganda's nascent tourism industry, and users will be able to receive updates about their endangered primate friends. "Through geo-tracking and GPS, you'll be able to get information about new births within the family and other information," she said,...

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2009-06-22 05:20:00

Eighteen baby mountain gorillas have been "baptized" at an annual event in Rwanda to signify the seriousness of the endangerment of the species.  However, the baby gorillas were not physically at the event, which was held at a national park where the primates live. There were 18 masked people that represented the gorillas at the event, which included songs and dances and was attended by senior government officials like Prime Minister Bernard Makuza. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, a Tourism...

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2009-05-08 14:37:51

Researchers in the forests of central Africa have observed methods used by mother gorillas to keep their families in line. The report, published in the journal Primates, marks only the second time such activity has been seen among wild western lowland gorillas. While monitoring at the Lac Tele Community Reserve Project in the Republic of Congo, Ammie Kalan of Oxford Brookes University, in Oxford, UK and Hugo Rainey of the Wildlife Conservation Society, noted that they clapped their hands in...

2009-05-01 05:00:00

Critically endangered, rarest of all great apes receives increased attention in the Year of the Gorilla BUEA, SW Cameroon, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the declaration of 2009 as the Year of the Gorilla, the African Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) are launching a special campaign aimed at raising awareness about the plight of the Cross River Gorilla. The Cross River Gorilla Campaign assists the international efforts of the Great...

2009-01-29 15:14:17

A Tampa, Fla., store owner said one of his two motorized gorillas that wave to passing cars has been stolen from in front of the store. David Epstein, owner of State Vacuum, said security cameras recorded two women, who appeared to be between the ages of 18 and 25, loading the gorilla into a hatchback and driving away Wednesday, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Thursday. Epstein said the gorilla was one of two owned by the store that wave to passing motorists. He said the store...


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Eastern Gorilla, Gorilla beringei
2014-04-14 12:11:51

The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) is a species of the genus Gorilla and the largest living primate. Currently, the species is subdivided into two subspecies. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (G. b. graueri) is the most populous at about 5,000 individuals. The Mountain Gorilla (G. b. beringei) has only roughly 700 individuals. Additionally, scientists are considering elevating the Bwindi Gorilla population to the rank of subspecies. There are at least two subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla:...

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2007-01-02 11:06:23

The eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) is a subspecies of Eastern Gorilla. It is now only found in the forests of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. This subspecies is sturdier in appearance than the western lowland gorilla. It has longer teeth, a stronger jaw and a broader torso. They have black coats, which in males turns silver at the back as the animal matures. Habitat and diet Eastern lowland gorilla is predominantly herbivorous, eating mostly leaves....

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2007-01-02 11:04:49

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of two subspecies of Eastern Gorillas. It is only found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three national parks. Some claim that the Bwindi population in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a third subspecies. A census taken in 2003 has shown a 17% increase in population size since 1989. There are now a total of 380 gorillas in 30 social groups. However, the mountain gorilla continues to be considered...

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2007-01-02 11:00:22

The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). It lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps. It is found throughout all or parts of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Of all gorillas it is the least endangered and is the gorilla usually found in zoos. The western lowland gorilla eats plants and, occasionally, insects....

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2007-01-02 10:58:46

The western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) is the most populous species of the genus Gorilla. Population estimates vary, but it is likely that there are approximately 80 to 100 thousand individuals of this species. Nearly all are of the nominate western lowland gorilla subspecies, but there are as many as 300 individuals of the cross river gorilla.

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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