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If you like gorillas, you should probably see 'Virunga'

A new film about Africa s embattled Virunga National Park debuts just days after the parks director was shot by gunmen. Virunga National Park is an amazing, irreplaceable place. Nearly 2 million acres of forests, swamps, savannas and snowfields sprawl over ancient mountains and active volcanoes, teeming with iconic wildlife like chimpanzees, lowland gorillas and about 25 percent of Earth's wild mountain gorillas.

from Mail Online

Born to be wild: Aspinall returns primates to Indonesian forest from Kent

Conservationist: Damian Aspinall has previously released gorillas back into the wild and more will travel back to Congo and Gabon this year

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Is this the cutest caterpillar ever?

With its rounded horns and fuzzy face, the insect has been compared to Hello Kitty.

from Jess Findlay Photography

The 15 Most Spectacular Hummingbirds!

Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.

from Washington Post

From basketball to activism, Yao Ming front and center of campaign to end elephant poaching

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He lives in a tree, doesn't wear shoes, and brushes his teeth with a pinecone

"Wherever there is good there is bad. That is the game of life. My passion in life is to explore, engage, challenge and balance whatever comes in the three terrains that I run through." - Mick Dodge

Uma Thurman Helps Rescue Endangered Rhinoceros in Africa, Calls it a 'Spiritual, Surreal Experience'