Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First

If gorillas are capable of this, and juvenile gorillas at that, how much more capable would a sasquatch be at detecting game cams, hunting blinds, and all the other oh-so-clever contraptions we seek them out with?  Enjoy the article!

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First

Ker Than
for National Geographic News
Published July 19, 2012

Just days after a poacher's snare had killed one of their own, two youngmountain gorillas worked together Tuesday to find and destroy traps in theirRwandan forest home, according to conservationists on the scene.

"This is absolutely the first time that we've seen juveniles doing that ... I don't know of any other reports in the world of juveniles destroying snares," saidVeronica Vecellio, gorilla program coordinator at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund'sKarisoke Research Center, located in the reserve where the event took place.

"We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas ... so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that," Vecellio added.

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  1. Gorillas are smart. I sent you an article about the similarities between Gorillas and Sasquatches. Let me know what you think whenever you get to it. I know that inbox is very full, right? :-)

  2. Makes perfect sense...