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London Zoo denies accusations of incompetence over the death of baby gorilla

May 14, 2011

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When he was born Tiny became the first gorilla in 22 years to be born at London Zoo in Regent’s Park. But his arrival and the fanfare last year was not without some concern. His biological father had died in March and a new silverback (Kesho) had been brought in to lead the group of […]

Masking the problem – should mountain gorilla tourists cover up to save the great apes?

May 14, 2011

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I can hardly believe it’s almost a year since I carted myself off to the African jungle. I remember being full of excitement and apprehension as I put aside my high-heels and lip gloss and packed my box-fresh hiking boots and 100 per cent Deet. As a city girl who’s never even been camping it […]