by Ross Sharp

Extraordinary footage from TreeHugger

“Cross River gorillas rank among the world’s most endangered and elusive species. Numbering as few as 250 individuals, the rarest of African apes has scarcely been observed in the wild, even by those committed to studying their behavior. But now, for one of the first times ever, the Cross River gorilla’s haunting beauty and incredible strength have been caught on film in the wild.”

“Sadly, given the precarious state of Cross River gorillas in the wild, this rare footage could one day be all that remains of them for future generations.”