Gorillas of Virunga National Park

We just went on a trip to several National Parks in the states, so the documentary Virunga was a feature that touched our hearts.  Virunga was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and won more awards than all 4 of us can count on our fingers.  What makes it special, amongst thousands of documentaries, is that it is for a worthy cause.

This documentary is about the struggles against government corruption and oil drilling to keep 200 of the 700 remaining mountain gorillas alive. However, to us it is just about the struggles to keep the Mountain Gorillas alive, since the rest is too difficult to understand.  This is a must see feature about Africa’s largest and oldest National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mountain Gorillas are in danger because of poaching, warfare and other grave reasons. In Virunga National Park there are only about about 200 left. Pretty sad when you think of it! Gorillas are the largest primates in the world and are from the Pongidae family. They are beautiful, large and powerful.

In our opinion this documentary is for those who love science, nature ,animals and people. Take a moment and see what is out there.

It’s an amazing world of science out there. Let’s go exploring!!




Photo By Dave Proffer (Susa group, mountain gorillas) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


15 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s sad to what happened with the gorillas. I still don’t dare to watch its documentary movie in Netflix 🙁 I am afraid it will make me more sad and I am not sure what I can do in my power to help them.

  2. Faraday's Candle says:

    Actually there is more that you can do than you think. The girls watch the documentary with some areas that we bypassed because they added nothing to the gorillas plight. The Virunga website is so informative!
    Thank you again for stopping by.

  3. Aquileana says:

    A great post… I do really hope that things change…. Nature is miraculous, hence … we must preserve it… Thanks for sharing this post on such an important topic. Love and best wishes. Aquileana 🌻

  4. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you so much. It is a sad and preventable situation! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  5. kathy says:


    good post, thank you…

  6. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you.

  7. I was unaware of the documentary or this important issue so thank you for brining my attention to it! Great to see the transition to your self hosted site complete and you back to writing great articles.

  8. Faraday's Candle says:

    Hi Lisa! We found about the documentary while looking for a new Theme believe it or not. It is an important issue throughout the world. This planet is both precious and special, at least to humanity.
    The transition is ongoing. So much to learn and then having to start over has been an exciting challenge.

  9. This is an excellent post for bringing to our attention the plight of man’s Wilful destruction of habitat in his Greed.
    I have saved the links and intend to watch the whole documentary later..
    I so wish more on this Earth would consider the consequences of our actions as it impacts within our Animal Kingdom and environment

    Love and Blessings
    Sue xxx

  10. Faraday's Candle says:

    It is a sad situation that can be averted! Thank you for commenting!

  11. I will check it out! Thank you 🙂

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  13. Faraday's Candle says:

    It is very sad.
    This is the most dramatic, but there are not so nice things happening in National Parks around the world!
    Here in the states there is a continual battle going on. Just look at the National Park Service websites or on Twitter.
    Enjoy your day.

  14. Amy says:

    Will check it out… Thank you!

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