Ebola Outbreak has Killed 20-35 percent of Gorillas

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    Nasty--I hope we can learn something here that will help to protect humans too!!
     
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    I am not sure of the many factors that trigger evolution but I think we are entering a stage of change that may create opprotunities for some and extinction for others. I believe this on the human scale, what with all the pollution and factors like stress that affect us, but also for the other critters and plants. I think we have stretched the limits of habitat and genetic diversity for so many species that their chances of survival are getting slimmer each and every day.....our attempts to save them at this point are almost absurd but I guess we have to try. The flip side of this is that we should probably put more value on letting nature sort it out for them....and treat what survives with more respect and serious conservative effort, if it is not already too late. We have and still continue to waste/consume so much in our greedy pursuit for comfort and wealth....it is all at a very great cost.
     
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    He must be doin' a good job if the poachers are trying to kill him...
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    Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve
    15 Apr.`14 - Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.

     
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    West African ebola virus is a new strain...
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    New Ebola Strain Causing West Africa Outbreak
    April 16, 2014: WASHINGTON — The strain of Ebola virus that has killed 121 people in West Africa may have been circulating there undetected for some time, according to a new study.
     
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    Ebola survivors face stigma as outcasts...
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    Survivors of Ebola face second 'disease': stigma
    27 Apr.`14 — The doctor has beaten the odds and survived Ebola, but he still has one more problem: The stigma carried by the deadly disease.
     
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    Reckon it's a good thing for me that I just got signed up for Ebolacare last month, then.™
     

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