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Fighting between the national army and rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is threatening mountain gorillas, a critically endangered species, the Virunga National Park said Sunday.

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Many 'extinct' species still alive, biologists sayupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 21:48:00

Animals that were thought to be extinct for hundreds of years may in fact still be alive, according to a new study by Australian scientists.

Volcano erupts in Congoupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 23:56:00

Africa's most active volcano, Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted early Saturday, spewing lava off its southern flank, the Congolese Wildlife Authority reported.

Baby gorillas in Congo getting a new playpen: Paradiseupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 23:57:00

The only two baby mountain gorillas in captivity -- orphaned two years ago after their mothers were slain in massacres -- will soon be getting a lush, new playpen, Congo's wildlife authority announced Friday.

Baby gorilla rescued from suspected traffickersupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 16:02:00

Undercover officers rescued a baby gorilla from suspected animal traffickers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a national park in the country announced Tuesday.

Gorillas surviving warzoneupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 14:13:00

The mountain gorillas in a national park in Congo appear to be hanging on well despite such dangers as civil warfare and poaching, according to an ongoing census.

Slain Congolese ranger called 'exceptional'updated: Mon Jan 12 2009 11:59:00

Colleagues and bloggers are praising a park ranger shot dead last week in Congo's Virunga National Park as a brave and committed protector of gorillas.

Militia kills ranger in Congo national parkupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 06:55:00

A militia killed a ranger in a Democratic Republic of Congo park where authorities are trying to protect endangered gorillas threatened by civil war, the park said.

Rangers regain contact with war-threatened gorillasupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 15:50:00

Rangers and scientists have made contact for the first time in more than a year with critically endangered gorillas threatened by a war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a national park announced Tuesday.

Park rangers returning to gorilla refugeupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 21:40:00

More than 14 months after they fled fighting between rebel and government forces, park rangers who monitor mountain gorillas in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo have returned to the reserve.

Villagers protect gorillasupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:39:00

Once their enemy, Rwandan villagers now seek to protect their gorilla neighbors. ITN's Neil Connery reports.

Killings of mountain gorillas in Congo prompt U.N. probeupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:39:00

The shooting deaths of four mountain gorillas -- three females and an alpha male silverback -- are prompting a United Nations agency to send a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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