An extraordinary story about young Mountain gorillas has been published on the informative website Wildlife Extra. The gorillas have been observed destroying the snares laid out by poachers. The snares constitute a serious threat to these endangered primates, which makes the news that staff members of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund have seen several young gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park breaking the snares, all the more remarkable. This behaviour demonstrates impressive cognitive skills, explains Veronica Vecellio from the Karisoke Research Centre, and shows that the gorillas are doing their part to combat poaching, which to date has resulted in several fatalities.
Read the full story here on Wildlife Extra.