Among the last of its kind, a young gorilla peers from its leafy refuge in Rwanda—a nation bloodied by ethnic slaughter.
Among the last of its kind, a young gorilla peers from its leafy refuge in Rwanda—a nation bloodied by ethnic slaughter.

Gentle Gorillas, Turbulent Times

Conservationists fear that Rwanda’s instability could endanger the gorillas’ survival. Others ask: How should the plight of the world’s rarest ape be weighed against more than 500,000 human dead?

This story appears in the October 1995 issue of National Geographic magazine.
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