Gorilla extinction BTN

This BTN was about a group called the gorilla girls. They encourage people to recycle their old phones so that the gorillas don’t go extinct.

The first thing I learnt was that there are an estimated 20 million unused phones are left around at homes. I also learnt coltan mines are taking over the gorilla habitats. Coltan is in mobile phones, so recycling them will reuse the coltan and less gorillas will be killed. Finally I learnt that phones contain: Coltan, platinum, aluminium, copper, gold, and silver.

Two things I understood, were that it would be a tragedy if gorillas went extinct, because they are such a well-known animal. I also understand that coltan mines might make other animals extinct as well.

A question I had was, what other animals are going extinct?

 

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