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Gorilla Poachers Kill Ranger in Cameroon

Endangered gorillas die, 2nd ranger injured

Poachers in Cameroon shot two endangered gorillas, then killed a park ranger who discovered the poachers as they returned to collect the carcasses. Zomedal Pierre Achille was found stripped and tied to a tree near Lobeke National Park, the World Wildlife Federation said. He had been beaten and shot in the chest and back. Achille's partner, Jean Fils Mamendji, was shot in the arm and shoulder during the attack, but managed to escape. The two endangered western lowland gorillas would have been worth about $200 if sold as bushmeat.

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