Thousands of rare gorillas found

August 5, 2008 1:38:39 PM PDT
Wildlife researchers have made an amazing discovery in western Africa: 125,000 rare gorillas. The discovery of the lowland gorillas was made deep in the forests of the republic of Congo. The area covers some 18,000 square miles.

Researchers thought that there were only about 50,000 of these animals left, until this discovery.

Experts say these kinds of gorillas are still threatened.