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Mountain gorillas could be at risk in Virunga National Park, Congo
Mountain gorillas could be at risk in Virunga National Park, Congo

The nearly 2 million acres in the Democratic Republic of Congo encompass some of the world's most biodiverse topography: glaciers, tropical rain forest, acacia savanna, lakes and active volcanoes. It's home to mountain and lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, tree-dwelling lions, okapi and hundreds of other endangered species. It also houses the world's only gorilla orphanage. The four that live there were orphaned as babies because of poaching and violence. They've been hand-raised by park rangers, who have devoted their lives to being gorilla mothers. It's easy to spend hours on the viewing platform watching the endearingly humanoid apes go about daily life....

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