Look At These Ingenious Gorillas of the Day: Earlier this week, a poacher’s snare captured and killed a wild gorilla infant in Rwanda.
But in a wildly exciting turn of events, conservationists witnessed just days later a pair of wild gorillas identifying and dismantling similar traps.
Veronica Vecellio, gorilla program coordinator at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, is ecstatic:
This is absolutely the first time that we’ve seen juveniles doing that … I don’t know of any other reports in the world of juveniles destroying snares.
We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas … so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that.