Rare gorillas thought to be dead years ago are found with babies in Nigeria

Rare gorillas thought to be dead years ago are found with babies in Nigeria

- Cross River gorillas thought to be extinct have been captured on camera with multiple babies

- Rare images of the gorillas were captured by conservationist, and they are proof that the subspecies is reproducing

- Conservation efforts were established for the gorillas more than two decades ago

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Rare images of Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Mbe mountains have been captured by conservationists.

The images are proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts, The Canary reports.

Legit.ng notes that John Oates who helped establish conservation efforts for the gorillas more than two decades ago was excited about the new images.

Rare gorillas thought to be dead years ago are found with babies in Nigeria

Cross River gorillas. Photo credit: WCS Nigeria/AP
Source: UGC

Oates, who is a professor emeritus at City University of New York and a primatologist, told the Associated Press: “It was great to see … evidence that these gorillas in these mountains are reproducing successfully because there have been so few images in the past.

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Rare gorillas thought to be dead years ago are found with babies in Nigeria

Rare gorillas thought to be dead years ago are found with babies in Nigeria
Source: UGC

“We know very little about what is going on with reproduction with this subspecies, so to see many young animals is a positive sign.”

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Goliath frog, which is 32 centimetres in length, can live up to 15 years in the wild. It can live up to 21 years in captivity.

Goliath frogs build their nests in streams, which seems to entail shifting rocks that weigh up to two kilograms.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Agnes Maduafokwa, the Nigerian student who scored highest with 365 in the recently released Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) revealed the secrets of her success.

The 16-year-old assistant head girl of Louisville Girls High School, Ijebu-Itele in Ogun state, said her secret was studying at the right time and sleeping when she was supposed to.

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Agnes said reading at intervals, taking breaks and sleeping at the right time helped her achieve the feat.

She said: "If you have an examination, I feel that you don’t have to burn the midnight oil because if you have been working hard from day one, there is no reason to read extra hard the night before the exam."

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