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'Cheeky' gorillas pose for stunning selfie with rangers

Two 'cheeky' orphaned gorillas have posed for an incredible selfie with rangers at a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The remarkable photo at Virunga National Park in eastern Congo has gone viral since it was posted on Facebook , "The photo was taken by Mathieu Shamavu who is a full-time ranger with Virunga National Park," a spokesperson …

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Historical genomes show recent changes in the genetic health of eastern gorillas

The critically endangered Gray Gorilla has recently lost its genetic diversity and is multiplying damaging mutations. This was the conclusion of an international research team that sequenced 11 genomes of East Gorilla samples collected up to 100 years ago and compared them to genomes of present-day individuals. The results are now published in Current Biology . Many wildlife declined in …

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Eastern lowland gorillas on their way to "genetic breakdown"

Gray Gorillas. Image: Dear Dalén / Tom van der Valk The eastern lowland gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced a dramatic decline in population in recent decades, leading to a sensational lack of genetic diversity and a threatened outbreak. Numerous harmful mutations according to new research results. Comparing the genomes of living gorillas of the Eastern …

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"Deceitful" gorillas show clever puzzles

Recent Emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered delivered the weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 4, 2018 / 1:38 PM GMT By Reuters BRISTOL, England – Gorillas in a zoo in England have shown a decidedly human behavior in trying to solve a new puzzle game. A wall-mounted device was presented to the gorillas with …

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