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War and gorillas in congo

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Social Studies Middle School

War and Gorillas in Congo

There are two types of gorillas living in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; mountain gorillas and warfare guerrillas! The park is home to 200 mountain gorillas as well as the rebel group M23. While the rebels continue to make money off the park by selling “gorilla treks” to tourists, Virunga is officially closed due to the crossfire between M23 and Congolese troops. Listen to learn more about Virungas gorillas and the danger they face.

World History II Animals Africa Violence war

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AIR DATE: 09/13/2012

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