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    Gorillas in the Mist

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    A) Gorillas in the Mist is the non-fiction story of a Kentucky woman’s experience living among the wild gorillas of the Virungas Mountains. The conservation parks that she worked in are located in areas that cover parts of the three African countries of Rwanda‚ Uganda‚ and Zaire. Dian Fossey was inspired to devote her life to these primates by the famous anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey‚ who funded her research. Through her stay in the wild terrain Dian soon thinks of as home‚ she educates us on

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    Saving Gorillas

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    Not many people know that Gorillas are endangered creatures. Both of the species of Gorillas are classified as endangered. Poaching is a huge threat to the Gorillas‚ with it continuing to be one of the main reasons why they are in such trouble. The Gorillas are hunted and poached in many different parts of the world (mainly in Congo‚ Africa)‚ often to sell their body parts as souvenirs. Most people many find it crazy to think of such a thing to hunt such a beautiful and ferocious

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    Mountain Gorillas

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    Biology Mountain Gorilla Murder in Africa If you have ever looked into the eyes of a gorilla‚ you realize how human they look. That is because people and gorillas are ninety-eight percent genetically identical. There are two species of gorilla: Eastern gorillas and the mountain gorillas.”Gorillas are patchily distributed in east central and equatorial West Africa‚ separated by the Congo River and its tributaries‚ Eastern gorillas (including mountain and eastern lowland gorillas) are found in portions

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    The Penny Gorilla

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    Koko was a Gorilla that was trained sign language at an early age by her primary caregiver Penny. Penny performed an experiment‚ testing to see if primates like gorillas can communicate in sign language with humans. The reason Koko was so special because she is the longest animal study in history. It infatuated the public when Koko was first in the public eye on the cover of National geographic holding kittens. Koko changed how people viewed animals‚ and got people to their emotions. Before this

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    Gorillas in the Mist Essay I think the message of this movie was that if you stand up for what you really believe in and put all your effort towards it‚ you can achieve whatever you set your mind to‚ like how Dian Fossey was the inspiration to save many species. After the film‚ my main thoughts were‚ “What can I do to help this situation?” This movie also changed my viewpoint on primates. Before I watched this movie I very strongly disliked gorillas and monkeys in general. I look at them

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    Gorilla Research Paper

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    The gorilla is the world’s largest primate. Gorillas are mammals. Young and younger gorillas are called blackbacks. Older males have white hair on their backs and are called silverbacks. Silverbacks gorillas are the most aggressive person in the group. The duty of the silverback gorilla is to protect others from dangerous threats. They can get angry very fast. The males are twice as big as the females (Morgan 2). The name gorrilla means “hairy person” and was first used by an explorer from North

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    Gorilla Research Paper

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    name- Gorilla Scientific name- Gorilla gorilla class- mammalia order- primata family- pongidae genus- gorilla The gorillas live mainly in coastal West Africa in the Congo‚ Zaire‚ Gabon‚ Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. Gorillas live in the rain forest. They usually live on the ground but build nest in trees to sleep in. Gorilla troops keep a 15-20 square mile range which often overlaps the range of other troops. There are three different kinds of gorillas. The eastern lowland gorilla the western

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    Gorillas in the Mist Summary

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    plans a trip for seven weeks to Africa where she will study gorillas and meet scientists Louis and Mary Leakey. Fossey goes with the Leakey’s to look at a giraffe fossil at an excavation site. She ends up falling into the ditch where the fossil was‚ breaking her ankle and throwing up all over the fossil. After two weeks of recovering‚ Fossey goes to study gorillas with Alan Root‚ a photographer‚ and his wife‚ Joan. After watching the gorillas‚ Fossey returns to her hometown‚ Louisville‚ Kentucky. Dr

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    Gorilla Research Paper

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    of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). 1. The study could also provide clues about the role and development of kinship in early human society‚ say researchers behind the work. Despite being the most numerous kind of gorilla‚ the western lowland gorilla species is the shyest and least understood. Up to a hundred thousand western lowland gorillas are thought to inhabit the forests of central Africa. 2. Aggressive Interactions Most knowledge of gorilla behavior comes from studies

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    Gorilla Research Paper

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    Table of contents · Gorilla …………………………………………………………………pg.3 · Physical characteristics and behavior…………………………….. pg.4 · Endangerment………………………………………………………...pg.5 Gorilla’s The gorilla is the largest primate‚ weighing as much as 275 kg (600 lb). Gorillas are forest-associated animals. Most gorillas inhabit lowland tropical rainforests and montane rainforests between 1500 - 3500 m (4900 - 11‚500 ft). Different populations have exhibited preferences for forest margins‚ secondary

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