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Equatorial Guinea | Camera traps record presence of lowland gorillas in Monte Alén NP

Images of wild western lowland gorillas have been captured by camera traps deep in the jungles of central mainland Equatorial Guinea, marking the first time that the region’s gorillas have been caught on film in more than a decade.

Camera traps deployed by conservationists with the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) and the University of West of England (UWE) took the photos in Monte Alén National Park, which is located in central Rio Muni, the mainland region of Equatorial Guinea. (The Central African country also includes the Bioko Islands in the Gulf of Guinea and the island of Annobón south of the equator.) Local communities had reported gorilla sightings in the region, but conservationists hadn’t seen the animals for themselves until now.

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