Around Uganda's Bwindi park, home to rare mountain gorillas, the human population is booming, spreading disease to the gorillas and putting pressure on habitat.
More than a third of the world's remaining 786 mountains gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southwest Uganda. These gorillas provide a major source of tourist dollars to the East African nation. ( Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times )
By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2012
BUHOMA, Uganda — As a wildlife veterinarian for the Ugandan government, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka had dedicated her life to saving the mountain gorilla.
She came to realize that if these rare great apes...