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September 25, 2009

Gorillas Seeking Facebook Friends

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Ever wanted to be friends with a gorilla? Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to, thanks to a new organization called Friend-a-Gorilla. Through social-networking sites, the group hopes to raise awareness of mountain gorillas, an endangered species with a worldwide population of only about 700.

The organization, founded by Hollywood actors including Jason Biggs (American Pie), lets you befriend an ape for $1 on the organization’s Web site. Once you do, you’ll be able to follow everything that goes on in your primate’s life through Facebook and Twitter.

The featured gorillas live in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of about half of the world's remaining mountain gorilla population. Cameras have been set up in the forest so you can watch live footage of your new friends and their families.

--Julie Littman

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