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47) People have killed gorillas for their head and hands. When someone was willing to pay large sums of money for such trophies, it was difficult to keep poor people from trying to earn a little extra income to feed their families. Fortunately, due to the worldwide interest in saving endangered species, the market for such items has virtually disappeared. Body of a mountain gorilla. The head and arms have been cut off.
Notes: Body of a mountain gorilla. The head and arms have been cut off.
There have been no reports of this kind of poaching for the past several years.
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