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An undercover investigation has found that up to two gorillas are killed and sold as bushmeat each week in Kouilou, a region of the Republic of Congo.


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Fewer than 300 Cross River gorillas, a western gorilla subspecies, remain.


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Gorillas play games of tag in a similar way to humans, scientists have found. Footage recorded in zoos revealed that the great apes would hit a playmate and then run away, chased by the gorilla that they had just struck. Sometimes, the roles would then reverse, with the chased becoming the chaser.


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The population of endangered mountain gorillas has increased significantly in the last 30 years, say researchers.


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In Aesop's 2,000-year-old tale, a crow uses stones to raise the water level in a pitcher to reach the liquid so as to quench its thirst. But when given a similar set up, chimps were able to attain an out-of-reach, floating peanut by spitting water taken from a dispenser into a vertical tube. One hungry chimp went even further by urinating into the vessel to get hold of the prized snack.


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Mother gorillas use a type of "baby talk" when communicating with infants, according to scientists.


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