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Toni, one of the last surviving offsprings dies at 48. Ohio Zoo announces death of beloved gorilla

Toni, a 48-year-old gorilla at Ohio's Columbus Zoo, was the last surviving offspring of the first gorilla born in captivity.

Has anyone been killed by a gorilla?

On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was grabbed and dragged by Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla. Fearing for the boy's life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe.

Why are gorillas getting killed?

The gorillas poached for different purposes such are: Food, Bush meat trade and traditional medicines. ... As Bush meat trade, gorillas have been killed to primarily in the supply of high demand of meat in urban centers, where the consumptions of the ape meat is considered to the prestigious among the wealthy elite.

How many gorillas are killed each year?

"Our study has disclosed the horrific scale of the endangered species market in the Republic of Congo, especially endangered gorillas sold as meat." Overall, ESI estimates that at least 300 gorillas are sold to markets each year in the country.

Where do the biggest gorillas live?

The largest of the great apes, gorillas are stocky animals with broad chests and shoulders, large, human-like hands, and small eyes set into hairless faces. The two gorilla species live in equatorial Africa, separated by about 560 miles of Congo Basin forest.

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