13 Oct '11, 11pm

Baby Gorilla 'Shamavu' Saved From Poachers (Video)

, illegal baby gorilla poaching in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is increasing. This tends to mean more adult gorillas are being killed in order to poach the precious and money-fetching babies. Gorillas can go on the black market for thousands of dollars, and the baby gorilla in the video was rescued - from poachers attempting to sell him - by representatives of the Virunga National Park. The park rangers, who posed as interested buyers, have rescued four baby gorillas this year. After a quarantine period, the babies are transferred to a gorilla shelter.

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