Monday, July 23, 2012

A Group of Young Gorillas in Rwanda Figured Out How to Find and Dismantle Poachers' Traps

In 2010, there were only about 790 mountain gorillas left in the world, making them an endangered species. That doesn't seem to matter to poachers, who set illegal traps to try to catch other animals which sometimes injure or kill young gorillas. Luckily, gorillas are also pretty smart. Three young gorillas have figured out how to find poachers' traps and DISMANTLE them! The group of four-year-old gorillas find the snare traps that poachers set, which are usually a noose connected to a tree branch that works as a trigger. They untie the noose and jump up and down on the branch until it breaks off.

Pictured above is the dimantling process! Unbelieveable...but true!

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