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Students recycle to save gorillas

Posted by Christi Reynard email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Students at Summit Country Day School are taking up the cause of saving gorillas half a world away.

The young people found out that African gorillas are being disturbed by mining operations digging for a mineral used in cell phones.

So the students are recycling phones to try and reduce the need for mining.

"Some gorillas can get caught in like that situation where they're cutting those trees and they might be right there, " says student Mac Hoeller.

The United Nations says mining in the Congo has cut the gorilla population by about 90 percent in the last five years.

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