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Dec 20, 2011 12:04 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
Dec 23, 2011 03:11 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
It wasn't too long ago that we posted an article about safety concerns with gorilla trekking in the eastern central African rainforest. Now, a recent video has surfaced on the Internet which shows just how safe it can be, albeit with thrills and speechless moments. In this find by io9, a man follow...
Feb 14, 2012 05:17 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
If you've done some research on gorilla trekking, you know that gorillas are peaceful creatures, despite being sometimes portrayed as menacing beasts in Hollywood films. They are in fact, tranquil beings, as I learned in a recent visit to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park to encounter them first han...
Jul 24, 2012 05:50 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
Gorilla poaching has always been an issue in the mountain regions of Rwanda, Uganda, and DR Congo, home of the famed mountain gorilla. During the 1960s-80s, it was Dian Fossey who so famously made a stand against poachers with her love of the local ape population -- an anti-poaching campaign that h...