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gorillas in Virunga National Park
July 13, 2016

Jewels of the Jungle

A silverback from the 22-member Mapuwa family in Virunga National Park emerges from the jungle to keep an eye on a ranger patrol. The park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has largely succeeded in protecting mountain gorillas, its top tourist draw, from violence. Their population is now growing.

See more pictures from the July 2016 feature story "Inside the Fight to Save One of the World’s Most Dangerous Parks."

Photograph by Brent Stirton

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