• Dave Harmon, PW editor

DR Congo: Covid leads to poaching increases in Virunga NP

(Reuters) - When rangers in Congo’s Virunga National Park discovered three-year-old baby gorilla Theodore tangled in a poacher’s snare this month, they knew they had to act fast.

Theodore’s left hand was caught in the illegal trap, potentially restricting blood flow and causing infection if left untended. But before they could do anything, they had to deal with his over-protective parents.

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