Photo: Endangered Gorillas "Held Hostage" by Rebels in Africa Park



In January 2007 the remains of a mountain gorilla called Karema—including the head, feet, and skin—were found in human excrement in a pit latrine in Virunga National Park in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It is believed that Mai Mai rebels—the same group reportedly threatening a new gorilla slaughter in May 2007—ate Karema.

Photograph courtesy Wildlife Direct


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