Gorillas Seen Dismantling Poachers’ Traps In The Wild – A First
by Amanda Froelich
Posted February 5, 2020
A pair of gorillas have been observed seeking out and destroying poachers’ snares after an infant in their group was killed by one of the traps.
A few short days after a gorilla infant was killed, a pair of wild gorillas were caught on camera dismantling poachers’ snares. According to conservationists, this is the first time anyone has seen that kind of planning, precision, and ingenuity by mountain gorillas.
“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. We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas … so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that.” More…