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Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas are Under Threat; See Pictures

World | Reuters | January 14, 2018, 9:04 am
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 An endangered high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family is seen inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. A census of mountain gorillas due in March will likely show numbers have risen this decade, experts said during a ceremony to mark Rwanda’s expansion of its Volcano National Park. (Image: Reuters)

An endangered high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family is seen inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. A census of mountain gorillas due in March will likely show numbers have risen this decade, experts said during a ceremony to mark Rwanda’s expansion of its Volcano National Park. (Image: Reuters)

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 Endangered high mountain gorillas from Sabyinyo family play inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

Endangered high mountain gorillas from Sabyinyo family play inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

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 An endangered female high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family climbs down from the bamboo forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. Eugene Mutangana, the head of conservation at the Rwandan Development Board (RDB), said an average of 18 baby mountain gorillas had been born each year in Rwanda since 2005, when the east African nation began naming them in an annual ceremony. (Image: Reuters)

An endangered female high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family climbs down from the bamboo forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. Eugene Mutangana, the head of conservation at the Rwandan Development Board (RDB), said an average of 18 baby mountain gorillas had been born each year in Rwanda since 2005, when the east African nation began naming them in an annual ceremony. (Image: Reuters)

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 Endangered high mountain gorillas from Sabyinyo family react as they play inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

Endangered high mountain gorillas from Sabyinyo family react as they play inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gihishamwotzi, 18, an endangered silverback high mountain gorilla from Sabyinyo family, rests atop trees inside the forest in the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

Gihishamwotzi, 18, an endangered silverback high mountain gorilla from Sabyinyo family, rests atop trees inside the forest in the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

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 An endangered baby high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family eats inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, in northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

An endangered baby high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family eats inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, in northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

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 Endangered high mountain gorillas from Sabyinyo family play inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

Endangered high mountain gorillas from Sabyinyo family play inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gihishamwotzi, 18, an endangered silverback high mountain gorilla from Sabyinyo family, walks inside a forest in the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

Gihishamwotzi, 18, an endangered silverback high mountain gorilla from Sabyinyo family, walks inside a forest in the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

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 Ecologist Craig Sholley tracks high mountain gorillas from the Sabyinyo family, within the forest in the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

Ecologist Craig Sholley tracks high mountain gorillas from the Sabyinyo family, within the forest in the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

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 An endangered female high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family eats inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)

An endangered female high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family eats inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda. (Image: Reuters)