Endangered Mountain Gorillas in Tanzania and Rwanda

Tourists may offer the best (and probably the last) hope of saving this endangered species.

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Big, intelligent eyes and soft, brown, puppy-like fur make the curious and friendly gorilla youngsters a delight to behold. One wants to (and perhaps could) give them a hug, but all such contact is discouraged for fear of transmission of human diseases.
PHOTO: PAUL GROWALD