FILE- In this file photo taken Tuesday Nov. 25, 2008, two mountain gorillas are seen in the Virunga National Park, near the Uganda border in eastern Congo. Virunga now has about a quarter of the ... more 
FILE- In this file photo taken Tuesday Nov. 25, 2008, two mountain gorillas are seen in the Virunga National Park, near the Uganda border in eastern Congo. Virunga now has about a quarter of the world’s remaining 790 mountain gorillas, with the others concentrated in parks in neighboring Rwanda and Uganda. The park was named a U.N. World Heritage site in 1979 for its unique diversity and the opulence of its animal and bird species. Despite all the conflict _ back-to-back civil wars that drew in the armies of half a dozen African nations between 1996 and 2002, and then rebellions in 2004, 2008 and a new one that erupted in April _ the numbers of mountain gorillas have actually grown. “The population has nearly doubled in recent years _ an enormously successful exercise but at a high price,” said Emmanuel de Merode, the park’s director and chief warden. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) less 
1 / 27
Associated Press | Photo By Jerome Delay
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 10:33 AM EDT