An Ape-y Ending

10th August 2012

Over two months of violent fighting between M23 rebels and DRC state forces in and around the park's Gorilla Sector has prevented rangers from monitoring the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Africa's oldest national park, causing concern for their health and safety.

Eight teams spread out through the forests from their base at Bukima Patrol Post searching for signs of the gorillas, some which have not been seen in more than three months.

Rangers were able to locate the Humba, Rugendo, and Munyaga families, and part of the Kabirizi family, which appears to have split.

Read the Daily Mail article and view the photographs: