Gorilla Murder Investigation

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Gorilla Murders airs on Nat Geo Wild Thursday July 1 at 10P et/pt.

In July 2007 a haunting photo makes it out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A family of 4 rare mountain gorillas is shot to death at point blank range. The world is shocked. Why would anyone kill these charismatic and highly endangered creatures? With only an estimated 700 wild mountain gorillas left on the planet – half of them caught in the middle of a war-zone – time is running out. This is the story of a land under siege and a team of park rangers that is fighting back, risking their lives to save one of the world’s most endangered species.

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National Geographic Magazine’s cover story: Virunga Gorillas >>
Time line of Virunga Park under siege >>
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  1. LadyAnn
    July 2, 2010, 4:05 am

    Only mankind can be so cruel as to murder a helpless animal(?) as beautiful as these Gorillas. For what? To make a statement? Here is my statement; take those men and put them in a cage with a full grown male silverback. No mercy. God must be crying at the shear cruelty at what we, as a human race (supposedly the smarter one)has done.