Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla
Four mountain gorillas were slaughtered last week in a Congolese National Park. This kind of illegal hunting of highly threatened species is one of the biggest threats to wildlife around the world, and Conservation International is leading the fight to put an end to it. Help us take action now!
Gorillas are endangered. It is time that humans step in to help the gorilla. After all some believe the gorilla is our closest ancestor. SAVE THE MOUNTAIN GORILLA. Watch the horrible circumstances these gorillas face
This is a teaser I cut for an upcoming feature length documentary about saving the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda. Identity Foundation provides boots for the preservationists, books for the local schools and support to prevent the poaching of these amazing creatures. There are only 700 left in the entire world!
The Great Gorilla run takes place on September 27th in London, a 7km course through the sites of London with all the runners dressed as Gorillas; all in the aim to raise money and awareness of the declining population of Mountain Gorillas in Africa.
For more information on the whole event, visit www.greatgorillas****
Wild mountain gorillas lead a peaceful life, spending their days eating, sleeping, and playing. Large silverbacks, the same ones depicted as violent in movies like King Kong and Congo, patiently allow baby gorillas to climb all over them, and unless they are threatened, do not show aggression toward humans or each other. Watch and learn from the intelligence, gentle nature, and vulnerability of this most human-like species. Distributed by Tubemogul.
We often think that when a wild mountain gorilla beats his chest, it means he is angry, and you'd better get out of his way. But it is really just his way of either showing off, getting rid of anxiety, or merely just staying in contact with his family. Craig Sholley, the explore team's guide to the gorilla population of Rwanda, explains the nuances of gorilla communication, from the "belch vocalization" of a content silverback to the angry "pig grunt" of a female feeling threatened on her own turf. Distributed by Tubemogul.
For the wild mountain gorillas of Rwanda, the forest is a gigantic salad bowl. A gorilla can — and will — eat up to 60-70 different species of plants that it finds growing wild in the jungle, though its favorite is without doubt the gently shoots of young bamboo plants. Follow these peaceful, veggie-loving creatures as they forage for food to satiate their very healthy appetites. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Until recently there were considered to be three species of gorilla, The Western Lowland, The Eastern Lowland and Mountain Gorilla. There is now agreement that the gorilla is divided into two species of at least two subspecies each. More recently it has been claimed that a third subspecies exists in one of these groups.A silverback is an adult male gorilla, typically more than 12 years of age and named for the distinctive patch of silver hair on his back. A silverback gorilla has large canines that come with maturity. Black backs are sexually mature males of up to 11 years of age.
Silverbacks are the strong, dominant troop leaders. Each typically leads a troop of 5 to 30 gorillas and is the center of the troop's attention, making all the decisions, mediating conflicts, determining the movements of the group, leading the others to feeding sites and taking responsibility for the safety and well-being of the troop.
Gorillas are endangered. It is time that humans step in to help the gorilla. After all some believe the gorilla is our closest ancestor. SAVE THE MOUNTAIN GORILLA
Four rare mountain gorillas are shot dead in the Congo. It's the largest gorilla massacre in known history. Park rangers must risk their lives to catch the killers and save this endangered species. Also featured on the front cover of National Geographic Magazine. Visit www.natgeotv**** for more info.
Furry creatures with a difference (and a purpose) -- see *******www.justgiving****/ozaru2008 (or www.justgiving****/ozaru2009, 2010 etc. depending on today's date!)
This parody on the Wombles song video (www.youtube****/watch?v=FZ2mJPSccvo) was made as a bit of fun when preparing for the Great Gorilla Run 2008, to help raise funds for the critically endangered mountain gorillas. With the subsequent chaos in Congo (see www.gorillas****/Congo_Crisis) it's become even more important.