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Gorillas massacred and driven to extinction - all for the sake of our mobile phones

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Watching these magnificent gorillas from feet away, it is hard to believe they are being slaughtered in vast numbers because of mobile phones and games consoles.

The animals are being poached for bushmeat by militia groups and miners digging for an ore called coltan.

It contains tantalum, used to make capacitors in modern electronic devices.

Much of the globe’s coltan is mined here in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/gorillas-massacred-driven-extinction-sake-9747764?service=responsive

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