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As part of Women’s History Month, The Atlas Obscura Podcast is bringing you classic episodes from the archive. In this one, hear the story of national park in Southwest Uganda that is home to nearly half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. They and the local community rely on each other to survive. Learn how to help.

The sounds of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the mountain gorillas was recorded by Nick Penny.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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