Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Using Facebook and Twitter to Friend Uganda's Mountain Gorillas

A mountain gorilla. Photo from Stefan Gara

Soon Facebook and Twitter users can "friend" and "follow" Uganda's mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) and see videos of them feeding, receive regular updates on the status of these gorillas and even updates on new births.

Lillian Nsubuga, a Wildlife Authority spokeswoman, said that this is to promote Uganda's tourism industry. Aside from Uganda, mountain gorillas can only be found in two other countries; Rwanda and The Democratic Republic of Congo.

Read the full article here.

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