This Image has been enhanced, however, like all Apes, their curiosity gets the better of them and they observe from what they perceive to be a safe distance. This photo was taken at 120 meters with an 8 MP camera. The object in shot was measured at 6’5 – 7ft – Mountain Silver backs can reach in excess of 7ft.
As promising at this image is, it is not good enough for any kind of identification process in science. This creature was bi pedal, standing on its hind legs. We have no idea if that is the primary form of locomotion or if this bipedal stance was the animal trying to get a better look. The second piece of evidence was taken on Trail camera at feeding station 2 of the 9th of September 2012, located only some 50 meters from the above location.
Further engage in night time feeding and identification via thermal imaging
Covert and long range filming of said baiting stations
Vocalization programs and audio capture