|Poaching is the illegal killing of an animal. Gorillas are poached for three main reasons: meat, capture for collections, and trophies. Partially due to the false negative image that gorilla stereotyping has projected, trophies from their hands, feet, skulls, and skins have been sought after. The collection of gorillas, especially infants, has led to numerous fatalities of adult males and females trying to protect their young. Many animals, including gorillas, are accidentally caught in snares not intended for them, often times resulting in death or serious injury. The most significant and urgent threat to African wildlife today is the commercial bushmeat trade (see below).|
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The Poaching of Gorillas
When I think about poaching my first thoughts aren't of gorillas being poached.This poaching isn't hearn of nearly as much as tiger, rhino, and elephant poaching. Before this article the only facts i know about gorillas were from disney's Tarzan.I hope you enjoy this exerpt from http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/gorilla/longevity.htm This article can help us to learn more about gorillas so we have more knowledge to help them.This also shows why they are currently poached.