Video images of the world's rarest and most endangered gorilla species, the Cross River gorilla, have been captured by a forest camera-trap for the first time. There are thought to be no more than 300 Cross River gorillas in the wild and conservationists hope the footage will prompt efforts to help save the species from extinction.
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Mar. 13, 2015) Joanne, the youngest gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, celebrates her birthday with the help of zoo staff and her gorilla troop.
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May 8, 2012 Conservationists working in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary have collected the first camera trap video footage of the Cross River gorilla. With fewer than 250 individuals remaining, Cross ... read more
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