The Most Popular Gorilla in Central Africa

Always wanted a genuine Ugandan gorilla as your Facebook friend? Been craving some primate love and attention on twitter? Festering desires to broaden your social networking sites by including the most popular gorilla in Central Africa? Well, now you can. According to NPR:

“Gorilla networking. At the end of this month, Ugandan wildlife authorities plan to introduce the largest-ever family of captive gorillas into the wild. They’re hoping to raise funds around the event by allowing Web-surfing wildlife fans to track the gorillas on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.”

The initiative, which is actually a great idea, will raise funds to improve the quality of life for gorillas in Uganda as well as national forests in the region.

That said, given that monkeys do much of nothing all day, I imagine their tweets would kind of suck. But, for all of you whoever thought Africa was just about animals and safaris and captive primates, now you can validate that and signal to others you care about Africa in Facebook.

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