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Young mountain gorilla in a forest area.

Meet the animals that refused to go extinct

May 20th marks the 17th annual Endangered Species Day. Every year, thousands of people around the world join together in taking action to protect and celebrate endangered or threatened species. In solidarity with the lives of the wonderful creatures with whom we share Earth, The Optimist Daily Read More...

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Mountain gorilla numbers are on the rise in East Africa

Good news from the WWF! A new survey that took place in the Virunga mountains of East Africa found that mountain gorilla numbers are growing. The critically endangered animals were once expected to be extinct by the end of the twentieth century, but there is hope the population will continue to Read More...

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Endangered mountain gorilla sees its population grow

For decades, mountain gorillas have been subjected to uncontrolled hunting, disease, habitat loss and the ravages of human conflict. Their numbers plummeted, and they are now considered endangered. But it appears that the great primates are ending the decade on a positive note. A new survey has Read More...