The most endangered gorilla subspecies in the world has been sighted in southern Nigeria.
Conservationists had the rare opportunity to capture images of a Cross River gorilla in the company of her offspring as she expanded her family.
Thanks to a camera set up by The Wildlife Conservation Society, the world can take a deep breath after capturing this exciting news. According to the BBC, the rare Cross River gorillas were captured in the huge Mbe Mountains in Cross River State.
Cross River gorillas are the world’s rarest great ape, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says.
They are naturally wary of humans and have subtle distinctions from other species – such as smaller heads, longer arms and lighter-coloured hair.
NEWS: We've just released the first-known camera trap shots of Cross River gorillas with a group of babies. It's a promising sign for the world's rarest gorilla: https://t.co/Hms6bV7pBn @WCS_Nigeria pic.twitter.com/Q36zhK0rQr— WCS (@TheWCS) July 8, 2020