The Last Of The Kings: Very Sad Photos Of The Hard Life Of Congolese Gorillas

A gorilla being marched along immediatedly after its capture in the Belgian Congo, circa 1960.

Photo by H. Goldstein/Central Press

British captain A. Gatti and two pygmies with a 500lb gorilla strung from a pole, which the captain shot in the Tchibinda forest in the Lake Kivu region, Democratic Republic of the Congo, circa 1930.

Photo by General Photographic Agency

A group of African tribespeople squat round a huge dead gorilla, January 1932.

Photo by Topical Press Agency

Tribesmen stand by a captive gorilla, circa 1925.

Photo by General Photographic Agency

Taxidermists at work stuffing a gorilla at the Natural History Museum in London, 1968.

Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features

Conservation Rangers work with locals to evacuate the bodies of four Mountain Gorrillas killed in Virunga National Park, Eastern Congo, 2007.

Photo by Brent Stirton