Exploitation of gorillas Gorilla gorilla gorilla savage & Wyman 1847 in Rio Muni, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, West Africa

Exploitation of gorillas Gorilla gorilla gorilla savage & Wyman 1847 in Rio Muni, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, West Africa

J. Sabater Pi June 25, 2003
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The gorillas of Rio Muni have been very heavily exploited in order to obtain specimens for zoological parks and research centres. During 30 months (September 1966 to February 1969) 34 young gorillas were shown to have been captured in Rio Muni: This figure was increased by 29 which were killed in the process of capturing the young; thus 63 were verified as having been eliminated from the wild during that time.

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