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YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six endangered Grauer's gorillas were airlifted from a rehabilitation facility in Rwanda to a center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this weekend.
Divergence between the Western gorillas and Eastern gorillas began around one million years ago and now the two species live several hundred kilometers apart.
Researchers at the Franklin Park Zoo say they have been studying gorillas at the Boston zoo to gain insights into human economic behavior. Harvard University graduate student Katherine McAuliffe said by watching the gorillas at the zoo's tropical forest exhibit, researchers hope to learn the origins of human behaviors in relation to risk-taking, gratification and rewards, The Boston Globe said Monday. Right now, we're focusing on what we're calling gorilla economics, McAuliffe said.
Researchers in the forests of central Africa have observed methods used by mother gorillas to keep their families in line.
Wildlife researchers announced on Tuesday the discovery of 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, nearly doubling the originally projected population of the critically endangered species.
KIGALI (Reuters) - Twelve baby gorillas were given names by Western officials on Saturday in a ceremony aimed at attracting more foreign tourists to the tiny central African nation.
Captive gorillas actually are a cultured bunch. Genetics or environment alone cannot explain variations in the behavior of different groups of the apes, a study found.
Jenny, Shamba, Timbo, Beta and Elaine are zoo gorillas, but they have something in common with millions of women: They have undergone menopause.
LONDON (Reuters) - Mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, an endangered species, are dying from respiratory illnesses, according to study published Wednesday.