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Sunday, July 22, 2012
The Tables Turn on the Poachers of Gorillas (NatGeo)
Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
"Very confident" four-year-olds outsmart hunters and protect their clan.
Wild gorillas Rwema and Dukore destroy a primitive snare in Rwanda earlier this week.
Dian Fossey Gorilla
National Geographic News
Published July 19, 2012
Just days after a poacher's snare had killed one of their own, two young
worked together Tuesday to find and destroy traps in their
forest home, according to conservationists on the scene.
"This is absolutely the first time that we've seen juveniles doing that ... I don't know of any other reports in the world of juveniles destroying snares," said
, gorilla program coordinator at the
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Karisoke Research Center
, located in the reserve where the event took place.
"We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas ... so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that," Vecellio added.
"Dian Fossey's Gorillas Exhumed for Investigation."
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