n July 2007 a haunting photo made it out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo shocking the entire world. Six members of a family of rare mountain gorillas were shot to death at point blank range. Why would anyone kill these charismatic and highly endangered creatures? With only an estimated 720 wild mountain gorillas left on the planethalf of them caught in the middle of a war zonetime is running out. This is the story of a land under siege and a team of park rangers that is fighting back, risking their lives to save one of the world's most endangered species. Part natural history and part whodunit, Gorilla Murders follows the dramatic story of the race to catch the perpetrators and save the remaining gorillas.
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