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Rare Footage of Endangered Gorillas Includes Chest-Pounding Silverback

By Veronique Greenwood | May 8, 2012 5:53 pm

The Cross River gorillas are an elusive bunch: there are fewer 250 individuals left of this western gorilla subspecies, and, understandably, they are afraid of humans. A few hours ago, though, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced that they’d managed to capture a tape of 8 gorillas—about 3% of the remaining population—in their native Cameroonian habitat, by using a motion-activated camera.

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