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.
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 14, 2014) A rare emergency C-section performed on a gorilla at San Diego Zoo delivers 4.6 pound baby female gorilla. Gavino Garay reports.
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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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AFP (May 23, 2016) One of the world's rarest cats -- a Lykoi or 'werewolf cat' -- has been found in public gardens in the centre of Cape Town. The partially hairless animal, name Eyona, is one of only 35 such animals ... watch video
AP (May 30, 2016) One of the world's rarest kittens has been found under a bush in Cape Town. The Lykoi or 'werewolf cat' is only one of 35 known in the world and is the only natural-born Lykoi on record in South ... watch video
Reuters (Nov. 11, 2013) A team of scientists in Australia are collaborating on a mission to save one of the world's rarest plants - an orchid species of which there are believed to be only two in existence.So vulnerable is ... watch video
AFP (June 10, 2013) New Zealand is facing pressure to save the world's rarest dolphin at an international scientific meeting in what conservationists say is a test of the nation's "clean, green" ... watch video
AP (Feb. 27, 2014) Three Asiatic lion cubs are making their debut at a zoo in eastern France, raising slim hopes for one of the world's rarest species. The Besancon zoo did not announce the December 31 births until ... watch video
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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
Jan. 31, 2012 Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world's rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors ... read more