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Anxious gorillas, thirsty koalas and lame cows - how climate change is making animals miserable

A baby western lowland gorilla touches on his mother's face at the primate sanctuary run by the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund in Mefou National Park, just outside the capital Yaounde, March 21, 2009. The United Nations has designated 2009 as the year of the gorilla and has launched efforts across Africa to preserve the endangered species found in central African nations including Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (CAMEROON ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE) - GM1E53M07I301

A dark cloud over the animal kingdom. Image: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A mountain gorilla sits in the forest on the slopes of Mount Mikeno in the Virunga National Park, Eastern DRC December 12, 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) - GM1E4CD0A2L01
These gorillas are threatened by rising temperatures as well as hunters and war Image: Reuters/Peter Andrews
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How high temperatures can make animals sick. Image: Animal Frontiers
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