Her stunning communication breakthroughs with Digit, and other Rwandan primates she came to know, paved the way for researchers to habituate mountain gorillas
to tourist visits.
For Berkman and wife and co-founder Jilla, who opened their Santa Monica cafe on popular Main Street less than a year ago, the Mountain Gorilla
Coffee program is part of a longstanding philosophy of mixing social consciousness with smart business.
The fragile mountain gorilla
population can't afford any more human-caused deaths.
Available in bookstores nationwide, Looking for Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla
Family Who Rescued One of Their Own tells the story of a baby female mountain gorilla
, Miza, whose mother was one of the ten gorillas killed last summer.
Hills bet: 15-8 Giant Panda, 7-2 Polar Bear, 5-1 Bengal tiger, 5-1 Orang-utan, 8-1 Asian Elephant, 9-1 Mountain Gorilla
, 10-1 Hyacinth Macaw, 14-1 Leatherback Turtle.
The recent massacre of a family of mountain gorillas
in Africa's Virunga National Park prompted increased attention to this area, the home of 60 percent of the world's gorilla population.
If it hadn't been for Dian Fossey there would be no mountain gorillas
alive at all," he says.
Just 700 mountain gorillas
survive in the wild, more than 150 of them in the Virunga National Park, Africa's oldest and most biologically diverse national park.
There are only 650 mountain gorillas
left on the entire planet, so the damage that just one death has on the gorilla population is devastating.
With the help of archive footage and expert interviews, Weaver reveals how the fabled mountain gorilla
has fought its way back from the brink of extinction.
Not surprisingly, the mountain gorilla
has for a long time been Uganda's main tourist attraction.
2DoTrade is currently in discussions with the "Friends of the Mountain Gorilla
Society," whose focus is the preservation of the mountain gorillas
in Uganda, to donate to the Society a set percentage from the net proceeds of this Contract.