back to top

We’ve updated our privacy notice and cookie policy. Learn more about cookies, including how to disable them, and find out how we collect your personal data and what we use it for.

Community

Gorilla Massacre

In July of 2007, six gorillas were murdered, execution-style, in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Posted on

Brent Stirton, the photojournalist who shot the intensely disturbing photographs of the slain gorillas, returned to the Congo with writer Mark Jenkins to determine the why this atrocity happened. The story complete with brutal militias, environmental disasters, corruption, smuggling, and the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide is covered in the July issue of National Geographic. and a documentary on the subject will air July 1st.

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!