Mountain gorillas off ‘critically endangered’ list in rare recovery

FILE PHOTO: A male mountain gorilla from the Mukiza group is seen in the forest within the Bwindi National Park near the town of Kisoro, Uganda March 31, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Central African mountain gorillas came off the ‘critically endangered’ species list on Thursday following a rare and dramatic recovery in numbers over the past decade. A survey this year found numbers had jumped to 1,000 individuals, from 680 in 2008, enabling scientists to reclassify them as ‘endangered’. “Even though the rise […]

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