This photo taken by a camera trap shows a group of rare Nigerian gorillas in the Mbe Mountains of Cross River state on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Only about 300 of these rare gorillas were known to be alive at one point in the isolated mountainous region in Nigeria, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which captured the camera trap images in May. Professor John Oates was very excited about the new images of these rare magnificent creatures. ““It was great to see … evidence that these gorillas in these mountains are reproducing successfully because there have been so few images in the past,” he told The Associated Press. “We know very little about what is going on with reproduction with this species, so to see many young animals is a positive sign.”
Cross River gorillas are notoriously difficult to capture together on camera and no images had captured multiple infants. One of the local village elder of Wula, Mr. Damain Aria stated, “I feel honored to be part of the efforts that are producing these results”.
Source: Afro World News