A baby lowland gorilla was rescued from smugglers on Sunday, April 24. There has unfortunately been an increase in smuggling attempts in the Congo. She is thought to be about two years old, was hidden at the bottom of a bag and covered with clothes when Congolese Wildlife Authority officers arrested the suspected trafficker at Goma airport. Here is an article about it.
And here is a video about the bust and arrests.
Look at the face of the baby when it's revealed. How can you not see it's simply a frightened child? How can you feel no frigging compassion?
Monday, May 4, 2009
Baby Gorilla Rescued from Smugglers
Labels: congo, endangered species, gorillas, smuggling, trafficking, wildlife crime
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Yes... the poor infant - so frightened and exhausted. I also can't help but think of how frantic his mother must be... looking for her stolen baby. So sad.
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