“The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of humanity”
George Bernard Shaw
During the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the people were not the only ones to suffer. Populations of gorillas were depleted dramatically. This highly biodiverse country is among the poorest in the world and this species was, and still is, greatly exploited as a food source. Mothers have been slain and babies sold on the black market, and parts of the animals have been traded for medicinal usage. The species can currently be found in an area where refugees, poachers and militia still abound.
The Eastern lowland gorilla, also known as Grauer’s gorilla, is the largest of all the gorilla species and one of the five great apes; in the company of orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos and man. It is one…
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