Gorilla Doctors

Gorilla Doctors

Saving Endangered Great Apes

Book - 2005
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Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, beautiful, and fiercely protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For many years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of t death at the hands of poachers. Funds raised by "gorilla tourism"--bringing people into the forest to see these majestic animals--have helped protect gorillas. This tourism is vital, but close contact between gorillas and people has brought a new threat to the mountain gorillas: human disease.

The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of courageous and talented scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The "Gorilla Doctors" study the effects of human exposure, document the daily lives of the gorillas, provide emergency care to injured animals, and even act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla baby named Fearless. Through engaging text and stunning photographs, Pamela Turner takes readers on an exploration like no other in this gripping tale of science, nature, and conservation.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
ISBN: 9780618445554
Branch Call Number: j 599.884 TUR
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill.


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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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