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“The Woman With the iPad” Disrupts Epic Mountain Gorilla Trek

By Doris Schaffer After flying to Uganda, making my way to Rwanda, and actually trekking twice to visit mountain gorillas, I thought I’d be writing a travelogue describing the lush country of a thousand hills and the difficulty of getting to the gorilla habitats. I was certain I’d be explaining that mountain gorillas are endangered…

Snare Claims Young Mountain Gorilla

Sekenabo, a two-year-old male mountain gorilla with the Kabirizi group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park, has died after sustaining serious wounds in a poacher’s snare, writes Molly Feltner on the Great Apes Blog. Only about 720 of the highly endangered animals exist. Park rangers who found and freed the trapped…