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Veterinarians from the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP) performed a post mortem exam on the infant gorilla’s body and found it had an empty stomach and was severely dehydrated, signs suggesting the gorilla may have suffered in the snare for days before dying. Local poachers set snares illegally in the national parks to catch antelope and other forest wildlife for food, but unsuspecting gorillas, especially infants and juveniles, are sometimes caught.
Mountain Gorilla Infant Dies in Poacher’s Snare
Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:58 PM
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:20 AM