The two options voters can choose from are Intego and Imyato - names suggested by the rangers, vets, and trackers who interact with the gorillas
on a daily basis.
A selfie taken by a park ranger in Virunga National Park, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with two gorillas
who appear to be posing for the camera went viral when they were posted online in April.
-- The Little Rock Zoo says Trudy, believed to be the oldest Western Lowland gorilla
in captivity, has died at age 63.
can be dangerous to humans and have be known to kill, a strong bond has formed between the critically endangered primates and the Virgunga park rangers.
After his breathtaking film, the profile of the gorillas
, or any great ape, is an awe-inspiring experience.
Several groups in Uganda have been habituated, with the highest concentration in Kibale National Park, but viewing these meat-eaters is much more challenging than tracking gorillas
A NEW CENSUS REVEALS THE POPULATION OF MOUNTAIN GORILLAS
"Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas
and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy.
So I gave myself an unusual challenge - to learn as much as I could about wild gorillas
in Africa from the comfort of my living room.
The incredible pictures made her the most famous conservationist on the planet, inspired the Hollywood classic Gorillas
in the Mist and helped her save the species from extinction.
According to the IUCN Red List's latest figures, the total number of gorillas
left in the wild stands at just above 120,000.