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Introducing the Gorilla...

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012

Introducing the Gorilla...

The Mountain Gorilla is one of the most endangered species in the world. Experts believe there are about 786 (fact courtesy of WWF) left! However that number is slowly increasing. Our gorillas live in Hugh Aston, home to our world renowned Business and Law School. Gorillas are our closest known ancestors and, like us, are highly sociable. Hence when they are happy they enjoy the benefits of cafe culture epitomised by Magazine Square! They can be found sat outside having a latte and chat!

Threats to the Gorilla are not so much 'climate change' in terms of energy and greenhouse gas emissions. Habitat loss is their main threat but still their plight epitomises the delicate relationship between humans and their environment. Is the 'environment' something separate to us - or is our well-being inter-connected?

The World-Wide Fund have excellent pages on the Mountain Gorillas. Please see the link below to find out more.

http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/mountaingorilla/mountaingorillas.html

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