I like monkeys. Gorillas count. The estimated world population of one group of gorillas just skyrocketed when someone stumbled across what must be the ultimate Gorilla City. The figure the area they found has about 125,000 lowland gorillas living there.
The good news comes the same week as some really bad related news:
News of the discovery of the Western lowland gorillas in northern Congo comes the same week as a report that almost 50 percent of the world's primates are in danger of extinction.
The report, also delivered to the Edinburgh conference, cites habitat loss and hunting as the greatest threats. The situation is especially dire in Asia, where the report says more than 70 percent of monkeys, apes, and other primates are classified as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered.
I like monkeys.