Monday, December 08, 2008

Flash Facts: The Year of the Gorilla

It appears as if Nnamdi, proud son of the great Solovar, is making good progress at the United Nations. The Associated Press reports that the UN has declared 2009 the Year of the Gorilla, representing a concerted effort to raise funds for endangered primate species. "The Year of the Gorilla was launched at a ceremony in Rome where Prince Albert II of Monaco and representatives from more than 100 governments gathered this week to discuss increasing measures for nearly thirty species endangered by pollution, climate change, and overhunting. Gorillas are threatened by diseases including Ebola, deforestation, and armed conflicts. They are also hunted for meat and their infants are captured for pets." If only we could establish an independent, invisible city hidden deep in the jungles of Africa for their protection. Visit news outlets such as CBS, Discovery, or the Year of the Gorilla website to learn more.

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