Caught on Cam! Rare Species of Gorillas Spotted at Nigeria's Mbe Mountains

World | Associated Press | July 8, 2020, 2:58 pm
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 Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. Only around 300 Cross River gorillas were known to be alive at one point in the isolated mountainous region in Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which captured the camera trap images in May 2020. More colour images were recovered last month.<br /><br />This photo taken by a camera trap shows a group of Cross River gorillas in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria. Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in the Mbe mountains of Nigeria, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. (WCS Nigeria via AP)
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Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. Only around 300 Cross River gorillas were known to be alive at one point in the isolated mountainous region in Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which captured the camera trap images in May 2020. More colour images were recovered last month.

This photo taken by a camera trap shows a group of Cross River gorillas in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria. Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in the Mbe mountains of Nigeria, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. (WCS Nigeria via AP)

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 This photo taken by a camera trap shows an adult female Cross River gorilla with an infant on her back in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria. (WCS Nigeria via AP)
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This photo taken by a camera trap shows an adult female Cross River gorilla with an infant on her back in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria. (WCS Nigeria via AP)

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 This photo taken by a camera trap shows a Cross River gorilla in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria. (WCS Nigeria via AP)
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This photo taken by a camera trap shows a Cross River gorilla in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria. (WCS Nigeria via AP)

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 This photo taken by a camera trap shows a group of Cross River gorillas in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria. (WCS Nigeria via AP)
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This photo taken by a camera trap shows a group of Cross River gorillas in the Mbe Mountains of Nigeria. (WCS Nigeria via AP)

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