Only the fifth set of mountain gorilla twins ever to be reported in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The mountain gorilla is officially listed as critically endangered. This image by Diana Rebman was in the running for the 2013 Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species.
For this mountain gorilla whose mother was killed by poachers, the pain is all too real. In an emotional display of mourning, the dismayed gorilla holds onto park ranger Patrick Karabaranga for support.
Mountain Gorilla - Close up of a 45 y/o male mountain gorilla
Half of the world's last remaining Mountain Gorillas on the planet are found in the Virunga Volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world. #Gorilla #TOMSAnimalInitiative
Mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Photo credit: Volcanoes Safaris. http://www.volcanoessafaris.com Love mountain gorillas? If you’ve always dreamed of seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habit, then take a look at Volcanoes Safaris.
Costa Rica recently joined 43 other nations in backing a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW), which acknowledges that non-human animals are sentient beings who can think, suffer, and should be protected under the law from cruelty and mistreatment. President Oscar Arias ratified the declaration with Vice President Alfio Piva and Provincial Mayor Araya Monge also offering their endorsement.
Gorilla babe in arms: It may be time to stand on his own two feet, but Kukena prefers to hitch a ride with mum