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Wildlife Wednesdays: Protecting Wildlife and Nature in Africa – Forests

posted on May 18th, 2011 by Tammie Bettinger, Ph.D., Senior Research Biologist, Disney's Animal Programs


Gorilla at Disney's Animal Kingdom

When guests visit our gorillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, they see them in beautiful habitats – complete with trees, shrubs and waterfalls – on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. Of course in the wild, appropriate habitat is critical to the survival of gorillas and other wildlife.

The Tayna and Kisimba-Ikobo Community Reserves in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are located in one of the world’s most important tropical forest regions, an area rich in biodiversity that supports many endangered species, including gorillas. The third in a series of videos on our conservation efforts in the DRC focuses on how The Walt Disney Company, in partnership with Conservation International and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, is reaching out to help the reserves as part of its global effort to protect threatened forests.

To learn more, visit www.disney.com/environment.

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