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Lessons learned from gorillas in Africa might help dwindling orcas
11/8/2018

As the southern resident killer whale population struggles to survive, the endangered mountain gorilla population in Africa is growing, and wildlife veterinarians are applying lessons learned with the gorillas to save the orcas. Veterinarians have given personalized medical care to mountain gorillas in the wild for years, creating long-term health records for individual animals, and the SeaDoc Society has been compiling health records for southern resident orcas since 2016.

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