San Diego Zoo releases video of endangered baby gorillas

Published On: May 17 2013 02:24:28 PM HST

Twin mountain gorilla babies rolling and playing in the rain forest of Rwanda are the subject of a short video segment captured by a San Diego Zoo Global scientist during a recent visit.  Courtesy: San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -

Twin mountain gorilla babies rolling and playing in the rain forest of Rwanda are the subject of a short video segment captured by a San Diego Zoo Global scientist during a recent visit.

Click here to watch the video.

San Diego Zoo Global is sending the video out as a cute reminder of the appeal of this endangered species and the importance of conserving gorillas and other species for future generations.

The video was taken by Oliver Ryder, Ph.D. at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda earlier this year.  The gorillas are part of the Hirwa group, one of 10 groups that are being monitored and protected by Park staff.  Dr. Ryder was in Rwanda meeting with local officials to discuss the establishment of future projects in the area that would benefit this and other species.

The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction. The Conservancy makes possible the wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) of the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and international field programs in more than 35 countries.

The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part more than 35 countries.  The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part by The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego.

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