Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson


World’s Rarest Gorillas Caught On Trap Camera [Video]

Gorillas are hard enough for scientists to study as it is but the Cross River gorillas are not only extremely shy but there are only some 250 of them known to exist which makes them exceedingly rare.

The trap cameras were setup in the Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary and shows the gorillas making their way through the forest.

Christopher Jameson, Director of WCS’s Takamanda Mone Landscape Project, added: “The video represents the best images to date of Cross River gorillas, normally shy animals that flee at the slightest hint of human presence. The footage provides us with our first tantalizing glimpses of Cross River gorillas behaving normally in their environment. A person can study these animals for years and never even catch a glimpse of the gorillas, much less see anything like this.”

via Phys.Org

Let’s hope that the Cross River gorillas continue to exist as gorillas as a whole are being hunted to extinction by African poachers.



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