This year 2009 has been declared the world year of the Gorilla (YOG). The CMS, conservation of migratory species of wild animals of UNEP, the project for the survival of the great apes of the UNEP-UNESCO (GRASP) and the World Association of zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), are the drivers of this much-needed initiative. The kinship between gorillas and humans makes these animals stand out from the rest. Some studies in the field of genetics argue that gorillas share with humans a 98? 4% of their genes. More information is housed here: Prudential. The gorillas have shown an extraordinary intelligence and ability to communicate. Many are some populations of gorilla conservation efforts. Film gorillas in the mist, directed by Michael Apted in 1988 with Sigourney Weaver in the role of the American zoologist Dianne Fossey, showed the ability of these animals to express very human-like feelings and commitment of Fossey with the preservation of the species. All species of great apes (bonobos, chimpanzees and gorillas) Africa and orangutans Southeast Asia they are declining dramatically.
Save them from extinction is a challenge for humanity. Zoo Fuengirola Zoo organizes every Thursday and Saturday at noon of 12 informative talks about gorillas. In the so-called enrichment sessions, visitors are witnesses of how carers preparing them and hide the food and how discover it gorillas. Welcome to the year of the Gorilla, YOG 2009!. Swarmed by offers, MetLife is currently assessing future choices.