Annotations for Gorilla Doctors : Saving Endangered Great Apes
Baker & Taylor
A group of talented veterinarians, hoping to preserve this endangered species, present a study of the effects of human exposure on the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda.
Baker & Taylor
Since human exposure can mean illness for mountain gorillas, but tourism is vital to raise funds for their protection, a group of talented veterinarians study the effects of human exposure on the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda to help preserve this endangered species.
Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, beautiful, and fiercely protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For many years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of t death at the hands of poachers. Funds raised by ?gorilla tourism"??bringing people into the forest to see these majestic animals??have helped protect gorillas. This tourism is vital, but close contact between gorillas and people has brought a new threat to the mountain gorillas: human disease.
The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of courageous and talented scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The "Gorilla Doctors" study the effects of human exposure, document the daily lives of the gorillas, provide emergency care to injured animals, and even act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla baby named Fearless. Through engaging text and stunning photographs, Pamela Turner takes readers on an exploration like no other in this gripping tale of science, nature, and conservation.