Three-year old lowland gorilla orphan Itibero breaks a palm nut with a stone July 18, 2006 at the Diane Fossey gorilla center in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. | John Moore/Getty Images
Earth & Conservation

More Gorillas Roam W. Africa Than Previously Thought, But They Remain Endangered

An 11-year-long survey of 59 sites in five countries found higher lowland gorilla populations than in previous estimates, but still showed the animals remain at risk of extinction.

Published On 04/26/2018
7:04 AM EDT