Connect with us

Conservation Africa News Magazine | African Wildlife & Conservation News

Conservation Africa News Magazine | African Wildlife & Conservation News

Wildlife Conservation Awareness – World’s rarest great ape pictured with babies


Conservation Awareness

Wildlife Conservation Awareness – World’s rarest great ape pictured with babies

Image copyright WCS Image caption Only 300 Cross River gorillas are known to live in the wild Photos have been released for the first time in years showing a group of rare gorillas in the mountains of southern Nigeria, conservationists say.Only 300 Cross River gorillas are known to live in the wild, making them the…

Wildlife Conservation Awareness – World’s rarest great ape pictured with babies

Wildlife Conservation Awareness –

Wildlife Conservation Awareness - Cross River gorillas

Image copyright
WCS

Image caption

Only 300 Cross River gorillas are known to live in the wild

Photos have been released for the first time in years showing a group of rare gorillas in the mountains of southern Nigeria, conservationists say.

Only 300 Cross River gorillas are known to live in the wild, making them the most endangered sub-species.

But the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says this sighting raises hopes that the animals at risk of extinction are actually reproducing.

A number of infant gorillas are visible in the shots taken earlier this year.

Image copyright
WCS Nigeria

Image caption

The inquisitive primates were pictured earlier this year

The Most Powerful Sale & Affiliate Platform Available!

There's no credit card required! No fees ever.

Create Your Free Account Now!

Image copyright
WCS Nigeria

Image caption

Conservationists say they are encouraged by the number of infant gorillas spotted

WCS in Nigeria, an international non-governmental organisation, said the pictures were captured by camera traps in the Mbe mountains.

Wildlife Conservation Awareness – ‘Wary of humans’

Cross River gorillas are the world’s rarest great ape, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says.

They are naturally wary of humans and have subtle distinctions from other species – such as smaller heads, longer arms and lighter-coloured hair.

The primates were known to live in some mountainous areas in Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon but are rarely seen.

The WCS says it is working closely with a community organisation, the Conservation Association of the Mbe Mountains, as well as authorities in Nigeria’s Cross River state to protect the primates.

Image copyright
WCS Nigeria

Image caption

This silverback was among the gorillas pictured in the Mbe mountains

Subscribe to the newsletter news

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top Stories

Save Wildlife Slogans – Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1-889
Benefits of wildlife conservation – ‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Mysterious mass death of birds in New Mexico has scientists spooked
Benefits of wildlife conservation – Making One Simple Change to Wind Turbines Could Cut Bird Deaths by 70 Percent
Importance of wildlife conservation – Predators, prey and moonlight singing: how phases of the Moon affect native wildlife
Importance of wildlife conservation in points – How Native Americans Bring Depth of Understanding to the Nation’s National Parks
Importance of wildlife conservation in points – Evolutionary dynamics in the Anthropocene: Life history and intensity of human contact shape antipredator responses
Wildlife Conservation Awareness – Prince William Opens About How Fatherhood Has Changed His Desire To Protect Nature
Wildlife Conservation Awareness – Fear of more coronavirus-like pandemics as land rights ‘under siege’ – Reuters Africa
Wildlife Conservation Awareness – At Least 380 Whales Dead In Australia’s Largest Ever Mass Stranding
Importance of wildlife conservation – Biodiversity bright spots offer hope despite failure to meet UN goals
Importance of wildlife conservation – A vote for India’s national butterfly
Importance of wildlife conservation – Oil Spill Threatens The Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area
Benefits of wildlife conservation – Lockdown Puts Zoos at Risk of Closing for Good: Why We Can’t Allow this to Happen

Tags

Wildlife Biologist – Australia counts record 470 stranded whales as rescue continues – Reuters UK
Wildlife Biologist – Australia counts record 470 stranded whales as rescue continues – Reuters Canada
Conservation International Jobs – SPECIAL REPORT-One Brazilian farmer tried – and failed – to ranch more responsibly in the Amazon – Reuters Africa
Conservation International Jobs – The U.S. Election May Hinge On The “Climate Change Voter”
Volunteer In Africa – From Target to Twitter, U.S. companies urge workers to vote – Reuters Africa
Volunteer In Africa – Bring back the bogs: Estonian volunteers get hands dirty in climate fight – Reuters Africa
Volunteer In Africa – ‘We do our best’: fuel shortages make Yemen doctors’ lives even harder – Reuters Africa
Wildlife Conservation Society – Mauritius fishermen battle to save dozens dolphins near oil spill – Reuters
Wildlife Conservation Society – Mauritius fishermen battle to save dozens of dolphins near oil spill – Reuters Africa
Wildlife Conservation Society – Mauritius fishermen battle to save dozens of dolphins near oil spill – Reuters UK
Save Wildlife Slogans – Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1-889
Benefits of wildlife conservation – ‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Mysterious mass death of birds in New Mexico has scientists spooked
Benefits of wildlife conservation – Making One Simple Change to Wind Turbines Could Cut Bird Deaths by 70 Percent
Endangered Animals – Endangered wildlife, habitat burned in Washington’s wildfires
To Top