Rwanda mourns famous Gorilla
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:20 AM
Titus - the most famous silverback in Africa known as "The Gorilla King" - has died in Rwanda at the age of 35. He was the subject of a BBC documentary last year, and was studied by naturalists throughout his life - including US expert Dian Fossey. Rwandan officials described him as "possibly the most remarkable gorilla ever known", referring to his long life and his rise to dominance in his group. Titus was one of only about 700 mountain gorillas left in Africa. The highly endangered animals are found only on the slopes of the Virunga mountains on the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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