Gorillas team up to destroy poacher’s traps

Two young mountain gorillas in Rwanda joined forces to destroy primitive traps set by poachers after one of the snares killed a female infant gorilla. A tracker and a group of tourists witnessed the event, which officials said was the first time juveniles had been seen dismantling a snare. “Chimpanzees are always quoted as being the tool users, but I think, when the situation provides itself, gorillas are quite ingenious,” said veterinarian Mike Cranfield, executive director of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project.

The story is at:  National Geographic News



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