Gorilla Doctors

Gorilla Doctors

Saving Endangered Great Apes

Book - 2005
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Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, and protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of death by poachers. Funds raised by "gorilla tourism"--bringing people into the forest to see gorillas--have helped protect them. This tourism is vital, but contact between gorillas and people brought a new threat to the gorillas: human disease. The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The gorilla doctors study the effects of human exposure, provide emergency care, and act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2005.
ISBN: 9780547014333
0547014333
9780618445554
0618445552
Branch Call Number: j 333.9598 TURNER P
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), col. maps ; 24 x 29 cm.

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There are fewer mountain gorillas in the world that there are students at the average American middle school. The doctors and scientists working at the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project are trying to change that, as they make “forest calls” to help sick and injured gorillas, including some who have caught diseases from humans.

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