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Africa's Biggest Gorilla in Critical Decline, Activists Say

Africa’s biggest gorillas are being poached and pushed out of their habitat in the northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo. Grauer’s gorillas once ruled the jungles of central Africa. Now, their numbers have dwindled to under 4,000 — a 77 percent drop in the past 20 years — and the huge primates are struggling to survive. The plummeting population of this great ape has prompted a number of conservationists and their nongovernmental organizations to call for Grauer's gorillas to...

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