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Two fox kits
Hot Springs
Happy Moment
Laundry day at the monastery
Special Shape Day at the 2016 Balloon Fiesta
GREY HERON WITH SNAKE
Through Their Eyes
Bridal Veil Falls
Red deer emerge from the mist
Here at Night
City lights from the air with clouds
Baby Mountain Gorilla - Uganda
City lights from the air with clouds
Kandawgyi lake
Pelicans begging for scraps
GAJAN (THE INDIAN RITUAL) 5
Seagull
The Wave
Blind Sins
Early morning mist in the meadows of Yosemite
Two fox kit brothers
Preety in scarlet
Shiny Color
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Baby Mountain Gorilla - Uganda

There are less than 1,000 mountain gorillas left on earth. Tourists can pay to visit families of these magnificent animals for one hour a day, up to eight tourists at a time. Over time, the gorillas have been habituated to being viewed by people and are tolerant of their visitors. Porters are hired from the local community to help the trekkers through the jungle. The porters are rotated on a regular basis so that more people in the community can work. In this way, the local community receives a benefit and poaching of the gorillas is less likely.

TAGS: Africa, Animal, Baby, Gorilla, Safari, Trekking, Uganda, Wildlife

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2014
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Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
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