Scientists said the numbers in the wild have dwindled three quarters
in 20 years, to just 3,800 from 17,000 before civil war first broke out
in 1996, and fear that without rapid intervention, the majestic
creatures could disappear altogether in the next five years.
Andrew Plumptre, of the Wildlife
Conservation Society and the lead researcher on the gorilla count, said
while they knew numbers had declined, the results came as a shock…