Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Good News for Gorillas

Gorillas have had difficult times. Their numbers dwindled as the were hunted by humans, or suffered from diseases like ebola. The last gorilla census, conducted in the 80s, estimated there were only 100,000 gorillas left in the world. However, researchers in equatorial Africa estimate there are 125,000 gorillas living in just that area. The researchers say this is the highest density of gorillas ever found. 

The discovery is not enough to take gorillas off the endangered species list, but it is good news the gorilla population has rebounded. 

(Originally reported by CNN.) 

52 comments:

meryl's musings said...

Congratulations for being a Blog of Note today! I'm glad I found your site. I have a "happy" blog also. I agree with you -- too much bad news in the world. Time to have some fun. Check out my site sometime. Congratulations again!

Gramma Ann said...

Well it's about time for some good news...Congratulations, "Blog of Note"

Dave Beck said...

It's good to know all the gorilla warfare in Iraq hasn't affected them. Oh wait, that's guerrilla...

Great blog.

Pink Cows Fly Over The Silvery Moon At Midnight said...

Hooray! Great news for Gorillas. Thanks for reporting happy news. I love the basis for your blog. Great job Cheerful!

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Mojo said...

not to be a downer, but it seems like most primates aren't so lucky: http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/labnotes/archive/2008/08/04/last-primate-standing.aspx

good to hear about the gorillas though, i suppose

zakary said...

What a fabulous idea for a blog.

Love it.

~Z

Andy said...

do you guys remember that movie, Congo? That made me afraid of gorillas for a while lol.
Glad to hear gorillas everywhere are doing well...

tiffany said...

good good good

Tom Horn said...

You go girl. We all need more GOOD news!

Great Gifts said...

Good news, but still very sad. All primates, apart from humans, are declining very quickly. We are destoying them all.

Tracy P. said...

Congratulations on Blog of Note!!! May your tribe increase. :-)

Birke said...

Blog about ONLY good news...it's good in this time! :))

SAIF LAS MAN KHAN said...

It's good to know that people want to spread some cheer and pleasantries other than the usual gloom and doom that we are used to everyday. It was really a good read. Congrats and all the best.

Rachel C. said...

I read that story! It is good news for Gorillas! I had no idea that they were assumed to be THAT endangered in the first place. Found you through Bloggers, "Blogs of Note"

tres jolie said...

i <3 gorillas.

MostEmailedNews.com said...

That's pretty crazy that they found all those gorillas. good for gorillas. Three cheers for Gorilla's

- Tim

www.MostEmailedNews.com

Mellow1 said...

I was very surprised by this story. In a world like ours, your blog is refreshing. Thank you, and keep up the good work.

pea & pear said...

What a great blog. i am so glad you are a blog of note because it has made my day finding this blog. It's a good thing people like you exist... Bring on the good news!
Ali

donnaraye said...

Congrats on being the blog of note. I quit watching the news cause it is all bad....maybe I will just read your stuff.

Sloth said...

With all I hear about how endangered animals are... well, in danger, it's good to hear something like that. It makes me hopeful that we can still change things.

Christina said...

Ooo Me Quite New To Blog.. Hi all ^^ , I wonder How Much Population Then The Gorillas Will Be Taken Out Of Endanger List? Lucky It Increase Not Decrease ^^ Nice To see Your Blog hee ^^
From Christina (www.hoohaa.com.sg)

acey said...

the reason why i don't wanna end up being in the media, covering news is having to cover news (bad news is good news, they say). but, wow, this blog is a revolution! :D i love it. and you write well!

congratulations for being a blog of note!

jobmaldives said...

Nice Article. well done

darkman said...

My favourite gorilla is Bollo from the mighty boosh.

TGsacks,Think Global,Shop Beautiful said...

I am was ao pleased to see a happy blog. this is just what we need these days hope!!!!! Robin B

TGsacks,Think Global,Shop Beautiful said...

thanks so much for your happy blog this is just what we all need right now hope !!! :) Robin B

elizavetko said...

Hip hurray for all the Gorillas!
Thanks 4 such a blog, Kimberly!
There's quite not many good knew but u find them and share with other people to make them feel a bit happier!
THANKS again!

MuseSwings said...

Good news all the way around! Congratulations of your blog of note!

D said...

Came here via Blogs of Note. And though I'm not much of a trivia collector, I love the idea of your blog. And that itself is a scoop full of cheer!

einoc_gurl said...

well too bad for gorillas! hope more gorillas coming to the world! nice blog..thanks for info! ciao

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Glen said...

Hmmm

eazibee said...

Nice to see a good news blog getting some airtime - I've been doing one every day since last October as an experiment. It's hard work finding good news stories sometimes, I must say, but I'm determined to keep it up for a full year. Funnily enough, I also posted the gorillas story yesterday! E

Robert said...

That is great news. Thanks for keeping upbeat things in front of us.

LWilson said...

That's great news!! Who went out and counted all of the gorillas to know that there is 125,000 in that area? (think about) lol

Eric said...

I love your blog! The world needs more cheer.

fiwa said...

Hello - I came from the "blogs of note" on the blogger page. I like this - I will be back. Who can't use more cheerful news?

THE SANDY DOG BAKERY said...

Love your blog...I'll be back for more!

Brett said...

Congratulations on blog of note, it happened to me last week and i'm still smiling, i've always said that the only value in blog of note lies with the quality of the other blogs chosen, yours adds to that value wonderfully

Nancy said...

I'm all for being cheerful, but actually only lowland gorillas are doing anywhere close to okay. The mountain gorillas, a totally different species (the ones with long hair) are nearly extinct, with only a few hundred left. I think it is important to be clear that the mountain gorilla is in beyond critical condition-- it is definitely not good news for them, and people need to know that, or they won't care about trying to save the last few dozen left!

Rick said...

Go Gorillas! We can't have too many hairy apes around. At leas that's what I tell my girls when I take my shirt off.

http://www.organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

Inbox Ministry said...

Hey

It's great that we have some people willing to dish out good news these days. I blog about it too.

R2K said...

We can start hunting them again, and eating their brains.

Anime-Punk-Randy said...

great..ive been studying anthropology in high school..and i think gorillas are cool..and they shouldnt be extinct like previous ancestors..

Katie Beth said...

ha! I love this blog! I found it on the blogs of note. Thanks!

metrogal84 said...

Wow, that's amazing! Gorillas are one of my faves! Love the blog!

Anna Blanch said...

I wanted to thank you for making my day a little brighter. I wrote about your blog on mine - to share such a great blog with my readers http://goannatree.blogspot.com/2008/08/now-for-something-completely-different.html

Have a great day, and congratulations on being a "blog of note"

A.

missknits said...

wow this is good news to hear! what a great blog, amongst all the depressing things we hear today, thats wrong with society and our world, its refreshing to see posts like yours!

GURUNATH SHINDE said...

Heyy Can you tellme how can i can become blog of note?.....also nice thing that u love animals and inspired by their things....

Schrack Attack said...

Hip Hip Hooray for Gorillas. Thanks for the GOOD news.

M said...

Wonderful! A good news site! That is what the world needs. Congratulations on being a Blog of Note. Let's hope you can report on some good news for orangutans next, whose habitat is fast being destroyed by the palm oil industry. My blog's a cheery one too, check it out some time.