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Report: 125,000 gorillas found in African zone
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Posted on 08/05/2008 10:50:39 AM PDT by marthemaria

Wildlife researchers said Tuesday that they've discovered 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, calling it a major increase in the animal's estimated population.

The Wildlife Conservation Society, based at New York's Bronx Zoo, and the Republic of Congo said their census counted the newly discovered gorillas in two areas of the northern part of the country covering 18,000 square miles. Previous estimates, dating to the 1980s, put the number of western lowland gorillas at less than 100,000.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; congo; environment; gorillas; wildlife
wow kind of facinating that they found so many gorillas.Good news : )
1 posted on 08/05/2008 10:50:39 AM PDT by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

Oh, wait. Maybe they weren’t as endangered as we thought. It must have been all the mist.


3 posted on 08/05/2008 10:53:12 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: marthemaria

“This is a very significant discovery because of the terrible decline in population of these magnificent creatures to Ebola and bush meat,” said Emma Stokes...

That sentence doesn’t make any sense.


4 posted on 08/05/2008 10:53:33 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: marthemaria

This really is good news....I just hope they are left alone......

Maybe if they go deeper into the jungle they can find 125,000 polar bears......


5 posted on 08/05/2008 10:53:37 AM PDT by Kimmers (Liberalism: Where fun goes to die)
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To: marthemaria

It it good news. Thanks for posting this.


6 posted on 08/05/2008 10:53:56 AM PDT by Artemis Webb ( OBAMA/HUCKABEE '08)
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To: marthemaria

That’s a lot.


7 posted on 08/05/2008 10:54:03 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: marthemaria

good. now people can eat more of them and not worry so much.


8 posted on 08/05/2008 10:55:19 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: marthemaria

This sudden gorilla population explosion is undoubtedly because of global warming.


9 posted on 08/05/2008 10:56:07 AM PDT by Diggler (We will be beaten with our own virtue. Proud American Infidel!)
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To: marthemaria; firebrand; fieldmarshaldj
At least one gorilla is to be found in Albany, and not at the local zoo either:


10 posted on 08/05/2008 10:57:50 AM PDT by Clemenza (McCain/Palin; Maverick and the MILF)
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To: marthemaria
How cool.

Africa must be some wild place, with something like this undiscovered.

May it stay that way.

11 posted on 08/05/2008 11:00:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: Clemenza

Is it just me, or is Spawn of Mario starting to look a little like Vince McMahon ?


12 posted on 08/05/2008 11:03:37 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Kimmers

Along with 125,000 freakin’ leapin’ mouse critters that are also on that stupid “endangered list”.

(Are Conservatives listed there yet?)


13 posted on 08/05/2008 11:05:28 AM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Please visit for latest on DPRK/Russia/China/et al.)
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To: wideawake

Hmm, all those previously unaccounted for Gorillas means a lot of previously unaccounted for methane and CO2...

..AHH NOW we’ve found the cause of Global Warming!


14 posted on 08/05/2008 11:05:40 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: Wil H

They found me.


15 posted on 08/05/2008 11:10:18 AM PDT by shineon
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

16 posted on 08/05/2008 11:10:21 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: marthemaria

I wonder if they’re tasty?


17 posted on 08/05/2008 11:16:32 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: ari-freedom
I remember the first time I saw King Kong, on TV on a rainy Sunday afternoon when I was about eleven.

That was my favorite movie for years, followed closely by Mighty Joe Young (the one with Ben Johnson, not Bill Paxton).


18 posted on 08/05/2008 11:17:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: Clemenza
"Comment #2 Removed by Moderator"

I'm assuming someone made a comment about "he who must not be named, or photo used in conjunction with any primate."

I take it though that using Andrew Cuomo and the term "gorilla" is okay with the moderators?

By the way, I'm thinking that Cuomo spends most of his time in Manhattan with the rest of the primates.

19 posted on 08/05/2008 11:18:37 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: marthemaria
Great news, but also should be a lesson the next time some enviro group plays the “endangered species” card. We are discovering new species and increased populations of other species at a far faster rate than we find hard evidence of dangerous declines in a species.
20 posted on 08/05/2008 11:18:44 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Kimmers
"Maybe if they go deeper into the jungle they can find 125,000 polar bears......"

They better not go in too deep or the Dems won't be able to register them to vote.

21 posted on 08/05/2008 11:19:45 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: marthemaria

Who lost the 125,000 gorillas?


22 posted on 08/05/2008 11:20:24 AM PDT by DancesWithBolsheviks
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Saw that in the theater when I was a kid. It was one of my favorites too.


23 posted on 08/05/2008 11:23:23 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: marthemaria

Damn dirty apes!


24 posted on 08/05/2008 11:24:18 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; cardinal4

When I was in the ICU last January, I had nothing else to do but watch TV. There was a segment on the National Geographic Channel about Africa. The gist of the clip was that even today there are vast areas of Gabon and the Congo that are unexplored and uncharted.


25 posted on 08/05/2008 11:24:29 AM PDT by Ax (A guy can never be too rich, too thin or have too many camouflage T-shirts.)
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To: WayneS
Apparently gorilla's can get Ebola...and they are hunted for "bush meat".....

Does that help?

26 posted on 08/05/2008 11:24:38 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Congress would steal the nickels off a dead man's eye's...............)
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To: Ax
The gist of the clip was that even today there are vast areas of Gabon and the Congo that are unexplored and uncharted.

And they can't see some of this stuff with satellites?

I wonder why they wouldn't try?

If they can spot cars on roads, they ought to be able to spot groups of animals on the savanna.

27 posted on 08/05/2008 11:30:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: numberonepal
Damn dirty apes!

RIP, Mr. Heston.

28 posted on 08/05/2008 11:31:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They don’t want to... you can’t raise money and make a career, and pass new laws by having plenty of gorillas.


29 posted on 08/05/2008 11:37:50 AM PDT by Diggler (We will be beaten with our own virtue. Proud American Infidel!)
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To: Osage Orange

Not really.

How would gorillas “decline to bush meat”.

I stand by my original statement. Grammatically, the sentence is nonsense.


30 posted on 08/05/2008 11:39:09 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS
.......decline in population of these magnificent creatures to Ebola and bush meat,”

Bush meat means they were killed by local hunters....

I believe it's a colloquialism.........

fwiw-

31 posted on 08/05/2008 11:41:29 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Congress would steal the nickels off a dead man's eye's...............)
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To: Kimmers

125,000 gorillas? I’m surprised none of them wandered across the fairway at the US Senior Open in Colorado Springs last Friday. It seems like just about every other kind of wild animal did.


32 posted on 08/05/2008 11:47:30 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: WayneS
“Bush meat” comes from gorillas and other primates and is considered a delicacy in many parts of Africa even though it is more expensive than more conventional meats such as chicken. The gorillas are hunted down and slaughtered en mass due to the African mentality of destroy everything and somehow it will magically reappear, (see Rhodesia as an example)thus the populations of these animals is declining. This increase in numbers will give them some breathing room but the African need to learn to manage their resources otherwise they have just found more gorillas to waste.
33 posted on 08/05/2008 11:52:48 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: marthemaria
discovered 125,000

Great! hopefully gorilla burgers will be back on the menu!!

34 posted on 08/05/2008 12:01:37 PM PDT by NativeSon (off the Rez without a pass...)
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To: Verginius Rufus

LOL I wasn’t there but I could only imagine.....I guess too many people have seen “Happy Gilmore”


35 posted on 08/05/2008 1:01:57 PM PDT by Kimmers (Liberalism: Where fun goes to die)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; cardinal4

I don’t think these guys hang out in the savannas. They live deep within the triple-canopied rain forest. They should leave the brutes alone. I can’t imagine anyone eating gorilla meat.


36 posted on 08/05/2008 2:08:16 PM PDT by Ax (A guy can never be too rich, too thin or have too many camouflage T-shirts.)
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To: Kimmers

Some of the sports channels have been showing clips of a large bear wandering around the fairways at the US Open (no golfers eaten, not even any picnic baskets stolen)...but there was also a fox, and one or two deer. Quite a menagerie.


37 posted on 08/05/2008 2:30:57 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Giggle I thought it was in reference to some of the fans.....Oops...

So they have bears, fox and deer......What, no gophers?


38 posted on 08/05/2008 2:34:14 PM PDT by Kimmers (Liberalism: Where fun goes to die)
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To: WayneS
That sentence doesn’t make any sense.

Of course it makes no sense.
To those idiots, any number is not sufficient.

Delusional moonbats.

39 posted on 08/05/2008 3:11:55 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: marthemaria

That mist must have lifted.


40 posted on 08/05/2008 3:19:15 PM PDT by Crawdad (I am my brother's keeper. I am not your brother's keeper.)
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To: Clemenza

I always particularly liked this subspecies, because it is Gorilla gorilla gorilla.


41 posted on 08/05/2008 5:45:12 PM PDT by firebrand
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