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HH:  Precious little baby Gorilla.

Gorilla Family - Virunga Mountains

Gorilla Family - Virunga Mountains

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Virunga Mountains - Mountain gorillas, Dian Fossey and pygmies
The American Dian Fossey was the first to draw attention to the poachers that were hunting the mountain gorillas in the Virunga region. In 1967, she made the mountain slopes of the Visoke volcano her home, to study the animals more closely. She does so for no less than 18 years and with unending patience. She gains the trust of the animals as she copies their behavior, the way they eat plants, the way they scratch themselves and she also pounds her chest and burps just like the gorillas. After three years she stuck out her hand to a gorilla and the animal touched her fingers with his.
The lifeline of this mountain is formed by eight volcanoes. They are spread across a distance of 60 km and have beautiful names like Karisimbi (4,507 m), Visoke (3,711 m), Lake Ngezi (3,000 m), Sabyinyo (3,634 m), Gahinga (3,474 m), Muhabura (4,127 m), Nyiragongo (3,465 m) and Nyamulagira (3,053 m). Only the latter two are active and particularly the last one is among the most active volcanoes in the world. So there is always smoke visible here. The other volcanoes have been quiet for a prolonged period of time. 
http://www.amazingplaces.com/africa/rwanda/virunga_mountains/the-story-behind.html

Virunga Mountains - Mountain gorillas, Dian Fossey and pygmies

The American Dian Fossey was the first to draw attention to the poachers that were hunting the mountain gorillas in the Virunga region. In 1967, she made the mountain slopes of the Visoke volcano her home, to study the animals more closely. She does so for no less than 18 years and with unending patience. She gains the trust of the animals as she copies their behavior, the way they eat plants, the way they scratch themselves and she also pounds her chest and burps just like the gorillas. After three years she stuck out her hand to a gorilla and the animal touched her fingers with his.
  • The lifeline of this mountain is formed by eight volcanoes. They are spread across a distance of 60 km and have beautiful names like Karisimbi (4,507 m), Visoke (3,711 m), Lake Ngezi (3,000 m), Sabyinyo (3,634 m), Gahinga (3,474 m), Muhabura (4,127 m), Nyiragongo (3,465 m) and Nyamulagira (3,053 m). Only the latter two are active and particularly the last one is among the most active volcanoes in the world. So there is always smoke visible here. The other volcanoes have been quiet for a prolonged period of time. 

http://www.amazingplaces.com/africa/rwanda/virunga_mountains/the-story-behind.html

Facts about the late Koko, the signing Gorilla.

HH:  Benign 

HH:  Benign 

Gorilla Shield - Illustration by Randy Ortiz

Gorilla Shield - Illustration by Randy Ortiz

Baby Gorilla Reacts to Cold Stethoscope

Baby Gorilla Reacts to Cold Stethoscope

The Wide-eyed Innocence of Infancy - Violetta Gaydukovich

The Wide-eyed Innocence of Infancy - Violetta Gaydukovich

Gorilla Group - Rwanda

Gorilla Group - Rwanda

Gentle Giant - gorilla and duckling

Gentle Giant - gorilla and duckling

Nap Time in the Jungle - baby gorilla

Nap Time in the Jungle - baby gorilla

Gorilla Kisses

Gorilla Kisses

Chillaxing Baby -
Seemingly without a care in the world six-month-old lowland gorilla baby Yewande leans back with her arms behind her head Photo: CATERS
HH:  look at that buddha belly :)
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Chillaxing Baby -

Seemingly without a care in the world six-month-old lowland gorilla baby Yewande leans back with her arms behind her head Photo: CATERS

HH:  look at that buddha belly :)

Gorilla Couple in the Tree

Gorilla Couple in the Tree

Western Lowland Gorilla - Arthur Zanthopoulos

Western Lowland Gorilla - Arthur Zanthopoulos