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The latest rescue came when Virunga rangers, acting on a tip, posed as potential buyers of the infant, an eastern lowland gorilla that was hidden inside a small backpack. The three suspects, who wanted $40,000, were arrested once the undercover rangers had possession of the gorilla.

“We are very concerned about a growing market for baby gorillas that is feeding a dangerous trafficking activity in rebel controlled areas,” said Emmanuel de Merode, warden of Congo’s Virunga National Park. “We are powerless to control the international trade in baby gorillas, but our rangers are doing everything they can to stamp it out on the ground.”
“When poachers have been caught,” she added, “it is usually the supplier, or the middleman, but never the buyer.”

Cadd said it’s unlikely the orphan would be able to return to the wild and would instead spend its life in the sanctuary.
“Like all the infant gorillas we see immediately after confiscation, he was extremely tense and stressed, holding his legs and arms tight up against his body, and turning his head away when he got too frightened,” said Jan Ramer, a veterinarian with the Mountain Gorilla Veterinarian Project (MGVP) who treated the gorilla afterwards.
Two caretakers “will even sleep with him at night on the same bed,” the park stated. “If you can imagine a human one-and-a-half year old, this baby is in a similar stage of life, and he needs some consistency in care in order to bond and feel safe.”
De Merode said the selling price for infant gorillas can run from about $15,000 to $40,000.
“Many of these infants are injured from ropes around their hands/feet or waist, and some are quite ill, which is not surprising, as they are generally in close contact with their human captors, extremely stressed, and with very poor nutrition,” said Ramer.

The black market for baby gorillas is growing, officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday, after a fourth incident this year led to the arrest of alleged poachers trying to sell one infant for $40,000.

The black market for baby gorillas is growing, Democratic Republic of Congo officials said, after a fourth incident this year led to the arrest of alleged poachers trying to sell one infant for $40,000.

Summary: In the state of New Hampshire, there is no specific law that contains an outright ban on private ownership of great apes. However, there are laws that address the importation and possession of wildlife. New Hampshire also has laws that address endangered species, animal cruelty, and the importation and possession of wildlife. Additionally, importation and possession of great apes is an area that is strictly regulated under New Hampshire law.

Summary: The state of Rhode Island controls possession and importation of great apes by law. The law prohibits the importation, receiving, or possession of certain wildlife, including primates, without a valid permit. Interestingly, this prohibition applies primarily to commercial ownership, while one of the main exceptions to the law is the importation of wild animals as personal pets. Rhode Island prohibits any commerce of federal protected endangered species.
Private Possession BANNED

Private Possession BANNED

Private Possession BANNED
Private Possession BANNED
Private Possession BANNED
Private Possession BANNED

Private Possession ALLOWED

Great Ape Laws by State The following table briefly describes each state’s laws concerning great apes. The great ape family generally includes bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans.