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Rare gorilla is born in Congo

Conservationalists announced Mar. 2 the birth of a rare mountain gorilla in eastern Congo, an area where the species has been endangered.

Baby gorilla Ndeze was born Feb. 17 in Congo's Virunga National Park, said Samantha Newport of conservation group WildlifeDirect.

Rebels living in the region have contributed to the species' endangerment, who have killed and eaten the rare gorilla. Park officials made a verbal agreement with the rebel group in late January to stop the killings.