Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla

Afternoon Awwwwwww

(STEVE TERRILL/AFP/Getty…)
August 24, 2011|By Jill Rosen | The Baltimore Sun

Kabatwa, a silverback mountain gorilla, carries her twins in the Virunga Mountains, just outside Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The babies were born in February. According to a 2010 census, the total number of mountain gorillas has increased by a quarter over the past seven years to reach more than 780 individuals. Two-thirds of them are found in the Virunga chain that straddles Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were brought to the world's attention primatologist Dian Fossey.

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