Dogon the Baby Gorilla

September 11, 2017

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Photo Credit: © Barbara Hendus/WCS

Meet Dogon, one of the newest residents of Mbeli Bai in the Republic of Congo. He’s seen here with his mother, Dinka. He’s also often accompanied by his two elder sisters, Hutu and Duma, so he’s always the center of attention.

Mbeli Bai, a site managed by WCS Congo, is part of the longest-running study on the social organization, life history, and demographics of western lowland gorillas. WCS researchers have been studying forest elephants, gorillas, and other wildlife in the bai (a word which means “forest clearing” in the local language) since 1995.

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