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  • The Gorilla Project Podcast: Episode #2

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    The Gorilla Project Podcast: Episode #2

    Congo to Auction Land to Oil Companies. Many of you remember the film “Virunga,” which showed the trouble the rangers in the DRC’s Virunga National Park had fending off the oil companies who wanted to drill there. The New York Times article stated that the DRC government would auction oil and gas blocks affecting Virunga…

  • Climate change affects the relationship between chimps and gorillas in the wild

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    Climate change affects the relationship between chimps and gorillas in the wild

    Some people prefer listening instead of reading. If you’re one of these people, click here to listen to “The Gorilla Project Podcast”. It’s available on your favorite podcast platforms like Apple, Spotify, Google, and many more. Lara M. Southern of Osnabrück University in Germany went on the Gorilla Project podcast to discuss how climate change…

  • Episode #3: “A Tale of Two Villages”

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    Episode #3: “A Tale of Two Villages”

    King Leopold II of Belgium approached Spain and asked about acquiring their colony in the Philippines. His attempt failed due to lack of funds. So, he shifted his ambitions to colonize Africa. Leopold started a holding company disguised as an international scientific and philanthropic organization. He convinced Henry Morton Stanley to undertake a Central African…

  • Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees (part 4 of 4)

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    Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees (part 4 of 4)

    Chimpanzees were mostly frugivores. When they resorted to hunting, they ate things like insects, birds, lizards, and monkeys. No scientist could have imagined that a chimpanzee would ever hunt, kill or eat a gorilla.

  • Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees  (part 3 of 4)

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    Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees (part 3 of 4)

    In part 2 of the story “Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees”, the Rekambo group of chimps attacked a family of gorillas, kidnapped their baby, and beat it to death. It was on February 6th, 2019, and it was the first time any scientists witnessed the murder of a gorilla by chimpanzees. World-renowned researcher Lara…

  • Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees  (part 2 of 4)

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    Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees (part 2 of 4)

    In part one of the story, “Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees”, Lara M. Southern, a world-renowned chimp researcher, followed the chimpanzees on what they thought would be a routine patrol. It was February 6th, 2019- a day that changed scientific history forever. Part two of our story picks up when the chimps first encountered…

  • Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees  (part 1 of 4)

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    Lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees (part 1 of 4)

    Lara Southern of Osnabrück University in Germany went on the Gorilla Project podcast to tell the story of the first time in history that researchers ever witnessed lethal attacks on gorillas by chimpanzees. She wrote the famous research paper entitled “Lethal coalitionary attacks of chimpanzees on gorillas in the wild.” Lethal attacks on gorillas by…