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to work here the mountain gorillas were almost extinct. today, they're the population that is growing the most. >> they increased at the amount they could, if that was the amount the human population could grow, the veterinarians are credited with that 50% growth, or 2% gorilla doctors, and you? >> we're the only veterinarians that are working on the gorillas in the past few years. >> he had a run-in with one of his patients. >> he just punched me in the face. >> did it hurt?
miracle baby. part of her intestines were hanging out of her body, and now they rescued her. mike wanted me to meet her in the forest. layers of vegetation and up to more than 9,000 feet. there on the steep volcanic slopes in northern rawanda, we found her, and here she is, her new baby boy, only a >> emoja is probably the most spectacular case we ever had. and that brought a lot of pride for gorilla doctors. >> so it's not just the animal you save. it's the future generations? >> correct, you're actually influencing not one life, but multiple lives. >> reporter: in rwanda, when we
he was 14 when his country was torn apart by genocide in 1994, more than 8,000 people were slaughtered in 100 days. so what do you remember of the genocide? >> darkness in the whole country, you don't have much thinking, but you can see the whole country is over. >> reporter: in 22 years, rwanda has risen from the ashes, and the of the transformation. close to 30,000 tourists come to see them, and this is the major source of income for the tiny nation. >> it makes everybody feel okay, these guys are very important to us. >> reporter: these gorillas are? >> they are very important to us. everybody feels that. >> reporter: mike, who works at
when we got the call about the wounded gorilla. before long, we were rushing for the border. from the moment you get that phone call is there pressure to move as fast as you can? >> yeah, speed is everything. 24 hours can make a difference to having function, full function in the hand. >> that is kind of tough here sometimes because speed matters. but to get there you have to take the slow boat. >> >> reporter: dr. eddy kombale was waiting for us at the slow boat on the other side on the shore. and amid the crowd and chaos and struggling to hold onto our gear we boarded with minutes to spare and settled in for the long journey. a 12-hour trip across one of africa's great lakes. we woke as the sun rose and pulled into the harbor with the
morning. and then we still had to get to the animal? >> that is still one of the most difficult parts. >> reporter: a bumpy ride and broken bridge took us to the edge of the national park. from here we went on foot hiking deep into one of the largest forests of the drc. every time we went down we had to come back up. and the hills were steep. with no sign of the gorillas, stumbling and falling into the night. >> you can see the because i'm a woman... do you think i'm gonna crack under pressure or conquer the field? defy expectations any day with always infinity. made with flexfoam. absorbs 10x its weight.
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>> on this one, i'm not certain that i can give you anything reassuring. >> reporter: gifford, a former obama fundraiser and political ambassador to copenhagen, well soon be leaving. because he has been more than a diplomat. he has been a tv star. this is the catch he was titled america. >> the only way you can explain it is by living. >> reporter: it was supposed to be behind the scenes looks at the life. >> we thought if we were lucky we may have 50,000 danes tune in. >> reporter: but the audience of danes, hundreds of thousands of
rush hour. the numbers shocked them. >> to danish eyes he looks like a hollywood star, perfect, smart, good looking. >> and an american cast in it. >> reporter: and with appealing central character, all the show needed was a plot twist. enter his partner, steven. >> evening is free. >> getting nervous? >> you know, i feel good. i really do. i think it's just a matter of getting started more than anything. >> reporter: what they wanted and maybe what the show needed was a little drama. how about a good old fashioned wedding. theirs, complete with banter. >> i'm so not sure i'm going to go through with it. >> that makes two of us. >> reporter: it did go ahead. a happy day.
statement. >> and i therefore proclaim that you are legally married. congratulations congratulations. >> and there was an element of diplomacy there or politics, whatever you want to call it. >> what were you trying to prove? >> we were in the same place, in copenhagen city hall, where same-sex marriages steven and i got married. >> reporter: it all works in liberal denmark. but could it work elsewhere? >> where couldn't it work? >> it couldn't work in eastern europe or russia. >> reporter: because of attitudes to gayness? >> mostly, yeah. >> reporter: but it's worked so well in denmark the show has been picked up by netflix. >> you never know what sells on tv. >> that is true.
the holiday travel season is right around the corner, and if you're one of the millions of americans who plan to fly, the faa has warnings, get to the airport early and don't have items with liquids. but you can't prepare for se things like this woman who was on the tarmac. >> things were going pretty well from this flight in new orleans and it arrived in houston early and went to the gate when one of the passengers bolted. >> the lady on the flight just opened the door and jumped out of the plane. >> reporter: passengers on united flight 1892 were left stunned monday after the woman took the expressway out through a window. surveillance video appeared to
plane and making a beeline to the terminal. according to one witness, the woman exited the emergency entrance, after going to the rest room. she made the 15 foot jump without an emergency slide. hampton freedman shot this video. >> i looked out at the sunlight, and i just see a figure just stepping out of it. >> reporter: the woman was quickly caught by police who were surprised she didn't have a sits at the gate is a very dangerous place if you're not trained and don't have the proper equipment. there were a lot of people put in danger because of her. >> reporter: according to the faa, incidents of unruly passengers have actually been on the decline since 2012. but one official said we hardly go a day without one report. >> you can hear me, donald trump, baby.
supporter for life after his ramp on a flight to allentown, pennsylvania last week. the airline apologized saying the customer should not be allowed to continue on the flight. although disruptive passengers can face possible criminal charges and fines, some aviation experts say the punishment should be even tougher. >> if you punished somebod severely for disrupting a flight there would be a lot less of it. >> now in this case, the woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation. they did not elaborate on charges or why she used the exit like she does. as for other passengers, they had to use a k-9 to clear the plane before they were allowed to get off at the gate. >> that is the overnight news for this thursday, for some the
morning news and cbs news this morning. from the broadcast news center in new york city, i'm don dahler. >> mason: deadly disasters in the deep south. >> we took off running. the wind picked us up and threw us. >> mason: tornadoes and wildfires destroy hundreds of buildings and force thousands to flee. also tonight, a charlotte police officer is cleared in the fatal shooting of a black man that led to days of unrest. >> officer vincent saw mr. scott holding up a semiautomatic handgun. >> mason: safari in southern california-- the hunt for a killer mountain lion. and, a wake-up call about the high cost of sleep deprivation for productivity and longevity. captioning sponsored by cbs
news we begin tonight with violent weather in the south. time-lapse video shows a tornado touching down today near atlanta. other twisters were reported in florida and louisiana. they were, apparently, not as devastating as some of the 25 reported across the south overnight that left at least five people dead. mark strassmann is in alabama. >> reporter: rosalie, alabama, population 700, took the storm's first knockout punch at five minutes after midnight. this trailer home flipped and killed three people inside. that runs along state highway 71. one resident told us the lights went out, and then he heard a loud growling sound, and in 10 seconds, all these buildings were destroyed and these semitrucks were flipped like tonka toys. in neighboring ider, we found 14-year-old aubrey williams. her aunt and uncle own this former daycare center where her family rode out the storm. only the bathroom still stands.
wind picked us up and threw us, and we went through walls and the roof fell down and collapsed on us. >> reporter: four adults and three children hunkered down here. four of them are in the hospital, including her mother. 100 miles north, 135-mile-per- hour winds raked athens, tennessee. mcminn county sheriff joe guy: >> we have not had a fatality at this point. i think that's something that we're very blessed to be able to say. >> reporter:th this save-a-lot store, james and sherry long took shelter in this 19th century home they've been renovating. it needs a lot more work now. >> i think the only thing we can do to this place is a bulldozer. >> reporter: this is where we met 14-year-old aubrey williams. she told us her mother, uncle, and aunt all had surgery today and are recovering in the i.c.u. anthony, this severe weather system and threat will move into the carolinas overnight. >> mason: mark strassmann,
the storms provided some help in the battle against wildfires in the great smoky mountains of tennessee. today, three more bodies were recovered, bringing the death toll to at least seven. the fires have destroyed more than 700 buildings. demarco morgan is in tennessee. >> reporter: we are standing in what's left of what once was a window to this three-bedroom home, now just part of the frame still left after wildfires destroyed the place. and now all you can see is remnants, burned out appliances and some o pretty much make out like this a.c. here and the fireplace. this home had been in the cogdale family for more than five decades. if you look to my left, you can see the shed and the garage that was also destroyed here, a place that family members said held most of their memorabilia pieces, pieces that they cherish. they also told us that the fire actually started far behind us at this mountain here. the locals call it "the falls," and quickly spread over the highway to where we are now. it is a devastating loss.
>> mason: demarco morgan, thanks, demarco. in north carolina, there will be no criminal charges in the death of 43-year-old keith scott. today, the prosecutor cleared charlotte-mecklenberg police officer brentley vinson, saying the evidence of the shooting in september was justified. here's jericka duncan. >> don't shoot him. he has no weapon. >> reporter: this video, along with eyewitness reports that keith lamont scott was unarmed, spurreda but today, district attorney andrew murray said he wanted to debunk what he called misinformation. for instance, eyewitness accounts that scott did not have a weapon. >> mr. scott's gun, a colt .380 semi-automatic was recovered at the scene. it had one round in the chamber. the safety was off and the gun was cocked. >> reporter: murray showed this surveillance video taken shortly before the shooting at a convenience store.
on scott's ankle and thought it was a holstered gun. officer brentley vinson and another officer were at scott's apartment complex to execute a warrant for someone else's arrest. vinson noticed scott was smoking marijuana in a parked s.u.v. he ignored it. >> that all changed when officer vinson saw mr. scott holding up a semiautomatic handgun as he sat in his vehicle. >> reporter: they approached scott with police vests and told him at least 10 times to drop his weapon. >> he had a blank stare, as if he was in a trance-like state. >> reporter: shortly thereafter, vinson fired four shots. >> don't you do it! >> reporter: striking scott in his wrist, abdomen and rear shoulder. vinson spoke to investigators that night. >> reporter: attorney justin bamberg represents the scott family. >> at the end of the day, we're
extinguished, and that is truly tragic. >> reporter: in a statement, the scott family said that they were very disappointed with the decision. anthony, they did call on any protests tonight or in the coming days to be peaceful. >> mason: jericka duncan, thanks, jericka. 51 days before he becomes president, donald trump says he will take steps to distance himself from the business empire that bears his name. here's chief white house corr >> reporter: the president-elect promised on twitter to take himself completely out of his business operations, calling it "visually important to in no way have a conflict of interest." mr. trump and his children, slated to take over the family business, will outline details december 15. incoming chief of staff, reince priebus: >> what people should glean from all of this is that there is a plan that's being worked on. there are really smart ethics
business holdings in the u.s. and more than 20 countries. the president-elect has already had conversations with heads of state from japan, argentina, and turkey, where daughter ivanka participated. he has met with business partners from india and the philippines. norm eisen is an expert on white house ethics. >> the president-elect not only has substantial domestic interests that stretch across the united states. he has very complex international interests and re >> reporter: the central issue-- will mr. trump sell off his business holdings and place them in a blind trust, as previous presidents have? the key word is "divest." >> what he tweeted about today is not complete separation. it's only separating from operations, not from his ownership interest. no american voted for mr. trump to violate our constitution. >> reporter: after mr. trump's announcement, the office of government ethics tweeted, "brilliant, divestiture is good
the president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to keep jobs from leaving the country. dean reynolds has more from indianapolis. >> reporter: it was one of donald trump's sure-fire applause lines: >> companies like carrier, simply fire their workers, and move their operations to mexico. guess what? not gonna be so easy to do anymore. >> reporter: and to prove that point, trump and vice president- elect mike pence will be here tomorrow when carrier announces it will not be moving as much manpower to mexico, saving about 1,000 american jobs. what's your reaction to this news? >> i'm still in shock, really that mr. trump was able to actually put his words into actions. >> reporter: t.j. bray is a trump-supporting union member who's worked at carrier for 14 years. union workers-- >> yeah, union workers.
>> because this guy was talking the things that everybody wanted to hear. >> reporter: just nine months ago, carrier shocked its workforce. >> the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long term is to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> reporter: under pressure to maximize profits, u.s. manufacturers have found cheap mexican labor almost irresistible. by reversing course,ri technologies, now stands to lose $65 million it hoped to save on wages in mexico. but for a company that does a lot of business with the federal government and made $4 billion in profits last year, that's a small price to pay to get out of the doghouse and on to the right side of the president-elect. trump and the company will release details tomorrow, anthony, but carrier said tonight the generous incentives it was promised, estimated in the millions of dollars, helped
>> mason: dean reynolds, thank you, dean. a cockpit recorder has captured the voice of the pilot of that doomed plane carrying a brazilian soccer team. he tells the tower he is out of fuel. the pilot also said the plane had an electrical failure. the british-made jet went down monday night in the mountains near medellin, colombia, eight miles from the airport. the pilot was among 71 killed. six others survived. the soccer team was flying to the finals of a south american tournament. a u.n. envoy said today there are no red lines left to cross in syria. every rule of war has been systematically disregarded. in aleppo, a bombing campaign by syrian government forces backed by russia has left neighborhoods in ruins. the regime has retaken much of the east from rebels. civilians are caught in the
debora patta reports from syria. >> reporter: this is what the aftermath of an artillery strike sounds like as the syrian military continues the assault on the rebel-held parts of aleppo. dozens of people were killed in this attack. grief hangs in the air. this teenaged boy just lost his mother in the strike. "one of my sisters was pulled out ale, "but i don't know about the other." he is one of tens of thousands of civilians caught in the cross-fire as the syrian army continues to advance. they face an impossible choice-- to stay means facing a daily barrage of bombs. but to run can be just as deadly. this woman died in the street with a backpack on her shoulders. those who managed to escape are being housed in makeshift shelters, many already filled to
this old factory houses over 8,000 people, but still, they keep arriving and new beds have to be found. remarkably, children play, perhaps to forget the horror of what they have seen. old men cry, perhaps because they can't forget. in an impassioned plea to the united nations today, anthony, emergency reliefrd stephen o'brien begged the security council to find ways to protect civilians fleeing the conflict in eastern aleppo before it became what he called one giant graveyard. >> mason: debora patta in damascus, thanks. it's all but certain president obama will leave office without fulfilling one of his original campaign promises-- to shut the u.s. military prison for terror suspects at guantanamo bay, cuba.
>> reporter: these are the remnants of guantanamo's notorious camp x-ray, where hundreds of suspected terrorists were caged in the panicked aftermath of 9/11. the picture today is far different. the 60 remaining detainees, whose faces we were not permitted to film, lounge in modern, open cell blocks, eating and praying regularly. over the past eight years, 180 detainees have been released from guantanamo, leaving most of donald trump has vowed to reverse course. >> and we're going to load it up with some bad dudes, believe me. we're going to load it up. >> reporter: admiral peter clarke, who commands the detention facility, says there is room for hundreds more prisoners. but he vowed never to use harsh interrogation methods like waterboarding which trump has considered reviving. >> that's the debate in washington. that's not the debate here. there is no debate here because we are grounded on safe and
>> reporter: there will not be torture at guantanamo? >> i am confident there will not be torture at guantanamo. >> reporter: 21 of the remaining detainees have been cleared for release to other countries, but that leaves some of the most dangerous people still at guantanamo. the obama administration's plan for those risky prisoners, like 9/11 mastermind khaled sheikh mohammed, was to transfer them to high-security prisons in the u.s., but the republican-led congress blocked it. texas congressman mac thornberry: >> the fear is they will be a magnet for other terrorists to come and either try to break them out or just to punish the communities. >> reporter: lee wolosky, the administration's envoy for closing guantanamo, disagrees. >> we have consistently housed dangerous terrorists in our federal prison system without incident. >> reporter: the administration estimates it will soon cost $10 million per year per guantanamo detainee. and they say that exorbitant
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a beast that may have finally bitten off more than it can chew. carter evans joined the hunt. >> reporter: in the mountains above the beaches of malibu, a neighborly dispute is under way between man and mountain lion. >> last night, he went over to the petting zoo just over the hill and killed a sheep and a pygmy goat and ate the goat. >> reporter: like many here in the santa monica mountains, wendell phillips keeps exotic animals on his ranch. five of his alpacas were recently killed by a predator known as p-45. he struck again next door killing 10 alpacas, a goat and now he has a state ermit to shoot the mountain lion. >> nobody wants to kill him. he's an animal. i wish they could preserve his life, but i don't want to keep adding my animals to the food chain. >> reporter: roughly 6,000 mountain lions live in the state and one of the largest groups roams just 40 miles from los angeles. many are tracked by the national park service.
>> we know he was there at the time, so it's pretty darn likely that it was him. >> reporter: seth riley is a wildlife ecologist studying the mountain lions in the area, where more than 50 ranch animals have been killed in the last year. in your eyes here it sounds like the solution is pretty simple. >> it is, yeah, which is to protect livestock. what that means is bringing them in to full enclosures at night. they won't be vulnerable. >> reporter: phillips says hunting the lion is another option. >> with this mountain lion, the is adios, mr. mountain lion. >> reporter: do you think that will solve the problem? >> well, definitely not in the long run because there are other mountain lions out there. so even if they do kill him, there are other mountain lions out there. >> reporter: phillips has just one week left to track down p-45 before his permit runs out. so for now, anthony, the hunter remains the hunted. >> mason: carter evans.
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thousands packed the streets of miami's "little havana" tonight to mark the death of fidel castro. many are cuban exiles demanding democracy in their homeland. today in havana, castro's ashes were placed in a military jeep for a 500-mile procession that will end in santiago for his funeral on sunday. new york city police released surveillance video of a suspect last seen carrying a bucket of gold. off an armored truck on a crowded street while guards weren't looking. he made a slow getaway, lugging the 86-pound bucket of flakes worth $1.6 million. investigators believe he may have hauled it to florida. there's a retirement plan.
>> mason: and now a bedtime story. a new study says we're not sleeping enough. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: kristin lemkau, is a marketing executive at j.p. morgan chase who averages about 6.5 hours of sleep a night. but now her company is now promoting a healthier lifestyle and encouraging her to sleep eight hours. >> there has to be time when the brain slows down and you can get more sleep. the biggest mistakes i have made in my life recently have been when i'm tired. >> reporter: the new report by the rand corporation finds, like lemkau, 45% of ari get less than seven hours of sleep a night, and that is costly to their employers. dr. charles czeisler directing the sleep health institute at brigham and women's hospital in boston. >> people are exhausted, they don't have the energy. sometimes they can't even get to work, and that's why-- that's why there are six lost work days per year, additional lost work days, in individuals who sleep less than six hours a night. >> reporter: and lack of sleep
>> if the people who slept less than six hours a night simply upped the game a little bit, that would save $200 billion a year in lost productivity. >> reporter: lack of sleep causes accidents and is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and depression. risk of death increases 13% for people who average less than six hours a night, compared to those getting seven to nine. do you have to change the culture so that if you get an e- mail at 11 p.m. and you don't answer it, it's okay? >> yes. and even mor >> reporter: powering up by powering down. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. and that's the overnight news for this evening. for some of you the news continues, for others check back
this is "the cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm don dahler. declared a state of emergency after deadly tornadoes, with tens of thousands left without power. mark strassman reports. >> reporter: rosalie, alabama, population 700, took the storm's first knockout punch at five minutes after midnight. this trailer home flipped and killed three people inside. part of a swath of destruction that runs along state highway 71. one resident told us the lights went out, and then he heard a loud growling sound, and in 10 seconds, all these buildings were destroyed and these semitrucks were flipped like
in neighboring ider, we found 14-year-old aubrey williams. her aunt and uncle own this former daycare center where her family rode out the storm. only the bathroom still stands. >> when we took off running, the wind picked us up and threw us, and we went through walls and the roof fell down and collapsed on us. >> reporter: four adults and three children hunkered down here. four of them are in the hospital, including her mother. tennessee. mcminn county sheriff joe guy: >> we have not had a fatality at this point. i think that's something that we're very blessed to be able to say. >> reporter: on the hill above this save-a-lot store, james and sherry long took shelter in this 19th century home they've been renovating. it needs a lot more work now.
met 14-year-old aubrey williams. she told us her mother, uncle, and aunt all had surgery today and are recovering in the i.c.u. anthony, this severe weather system and threat will move into the carolinas overnight. >> reporter: the president-elect promised on twitter to take charge of jobs. >> reporter: well, during the campaign, donald trump repeatedly expressed a promise to keep american jobs in america and for now, at least, it looks like he meant what he said. >> we have all of these lost jobs, we're going to get them
>> companies like carrier simply close and take their jobs to mexico. >> reporter: it was only nine months ago that carrier told shocked indianapolis workers their factory would be shuttering. >> to move our facility from indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> reporter: trump, who benefitted from the working class vote on election day will be here in indianapolis on thursday, alongside the state's governor and vice president-elect mike pence. they will announce a deal with the parent company keeping the manufacturing jobs in the state. >> and they think they're going to make air conditioners in their beautiful plant in mexico and sell them across the border and make lots of money and we have all the unemployment. not going to happen. >> the details surrounding the deal have not been made public.
sales just last year holds a number of government contracts, including a nearly $2 billion deal over the summer to produce engines for the troubled f-35 fighter jet. now, there will be some layoffs at this plant behind me here in indianapolis but it's not clear exactly how many. nor is it clear what made the company change its mind. what is clear is that other u.s. manufacturers will be paying close attention >> barack obama has been trying to close the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba, since the day he became president, eight years later it looks like it will still be open when donald trump takes office. and he says he plans to send more prisoners to the camp. >> reporter: president-elect trump campaigned on a promise on this controversial prison even
here. that leaves president obama with just weeks to shut it down. the aging guantanamo bay prison is slowly shutting down. four of the original seven camps closed. and entire cell blocks sit empty. over the past eight year, 180 detainees have been released. but unless president obama defies congress guantanamo bay will not be shuttered before he leaves fi reverse course. >> we're going to load it up with bad dudes. we're going to load it up. >> the admiral says there is plenty of room for more detainees but he would refuse to use harsh interrogation methods like waterboarding, which donald trump says he considered reviving. >> there will not be torture in
pray regularly in their cells, there will be more in the coming weeks despite congressional concern. >> there is no indication to me we're trying to rush out the door any detainee that is not safe to transfer. >> reporter: others cite the exorbitant cost, soon to be $10 million per year per detainee. and the security risk of keeping it open. >> we've all seen how isol is by putting its prisoners on their march to execution, in guantanamo-type orange uniforms. >> reporter: but there are still detainees too dangerous to release, like 9/11 mastermind, khaled mohammed. >> the fear is they will be a magnet for other terrorists to come and either try to break
disputes that. >> well, to date there is absolutely no evidence of that. we have consistently housed dangerous terrorists in our federal prison system without incident. >> and with the war on terror entering its 16th year, congressman thornberry says the u.s. should once again start to capture and interrogate
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the mountain gorillas of central south africa are among the most endangered animals on the planet. fewer than 900 exist on the borders of the democratic congo. there is a team of doctors workg healthy. >> reporter: with the wounded gorilla close by, the gorilla doctors prep their medical gear on the floor of the forests. >> and martin of you could get the medicine ready. >> reporter: finding her had not been easy and they didn't want to lose this chance to treat her. >> and then you're going to use that volume. >> yes. >> reporter: dr. mike cranfield has been running gorilla doctors
dr. eddy kambala is his right hand, and dr. martin kobala, one of his newest veterinarians. >> so eddy is getting it ready, because it is a snare, he will dart. >> are you a good shot, eddy? >> he is an excellent shot. >> reporter: eddy grabbed his dart gun that was loaded with anesthetic, and wt wounded gorilla who had hurt herself after wounding herself in the snare set by the poacher. they had to cut a path in the forest as she went. she was with her group and they were moving fast. thick vegetation gave way to a pairing. where they spotted her. then eddy stepped forward and
as soon as it hit, she took off. and the team followed. they knew she had to be close. it was an unforgettable sight. minutes to assess her wound and treat it before the anesthetic wore off. they call this an intervention. >> eddy and i and martin have done probably 15 interventions together, it's a team, it's always a team. and we have some of the most important patients in the world, right? if something doesn't go right, basically you can almost count
worldwide. >> how would you rate the quality of your work as an organization? >> i think it's very good. actually. >> reporter: when they're not doing emergency interventions, mike said his doctors are out making house calls. and in the ten days we spent with them we went on a few. this one in the drc, where eddy and martin are based. all the signs are so that means she is still healthy. >> active, moving. >> reporter: yeah. >> she is using all limbs. i can just see how she is breathing. i can try to count the breathing rate like now, you see. one, you can see how the abdomen is raising. two. three. >> reporter: these gorillas live in veronga, the oldest national park in africa.
most forbidding landscape you will ever see. when the gorilla doctors began to work here, the mountain gorillas were almost extinct. today they're the only population that is growing. >> they're increasing at 4% a year, which is about the maximum that they could, if that is the fastest that the human population is growing on the earth, the veterinarians are credited with 50% of that growth or 2% a year. doctors. >> we're the only veterinarians working on the gorillas in the clinical sense. >> reporter: over the years, mike told us he has had a few run-ins with his patients. >> he came flying towards me, about 30 yards, and just punched me in the face. >> reporter: did it hurt? >> a little bit. >> reporter: this is umoja,
part of her intestines were hanging out of her body when the gorilla doctors got to her. now eight years later mike wanted us to meet her. which meant hiking through a bamboo forest and layers of vegetation to up to more than 9,000 feet. there on the volcanic slopes in rwanda, we found umoji's family. and here she is, a few mother, her baby boy only a month >> umoja is probably the most spectacular case we have ever had. and that brought a lot of pride for gorilla doctors. >> so it's not just the animals you save. it's the future generation. >> correct, you're actually influencing not one life, but multiple lives. >> reporter: in rwanda, where we
gorillas are a national symbol. he was 14 when his country was torn apart by genocide in 1994 when hundreds were slaughtered. >> so what do you remember from that time? >> darkness, you don't have much thinking but you can see this is over, the whole country is over. >> reporter: in 22 years, rwanda has risen from the ashes and the gorillas are at the close to 30,000 tourists come every year for the gorillas, and tourism is the biggest source of income for this tiny nation. >> okay these guys are very important to us. these gorillas are important to us. everyone feels that. >> reporter: mike, who works with the uc davis wildlife
headquarters when he got the call from the drc. before long we were rushing for the border. from the moment you get that phone call is there a pressure to move as fast as you can? >> yeah, speed, speed, speed is everything. 24 hours can make a difference to having function, full function in the hand. >> reporter: that is kind of tough here sometimes, because speed matters. but to get there you have to take the slow boat. >> >> reporter: dr. eddy kambale was waiting for us at the slow boat on the other side of the border on the shores of the lake, amid the crowd and chaos and struggling to hold onto our gear we boarded with minutes to spare and settled in for the long journey. a 12-hour odyssey over africa's great lakes. we rose as the sun came up and
bustle of the early morning. and then we had to still get to the animal. >> that is sometimes the most difficult part. >> reporter: a bumpy ride and broken bridge took us to the edge of the national park. from here, we went on foot. hiking deep into one of the largest forests in the drc. every time we went down, we had to come back up. and the hills were steep. we sign of the gorillas.
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>> on this one, i'm not certain i can reassure you. >> reporter: gifford, a former obama fundraiser and political appointee will be missed by the danes, because he has been more than a diplomat. he has been a tv star. this is the catchly entitled "i am the >> i have the best job in the world. and that is the only way you can explain it. >> reporter: it was suppose to be abide the scenes look of the ambassador's life, designed by a cult audience of foreign policy geeks. >> we thought if we were lucky we may have 50,000 danes tune in. >> reporter: but the audience of danes, hundreds of thousands of them, rolled in like copenhagen
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the holiday travel season is right around the corner, and if you're one of the millions of americans planning to fly, get to the airport early and don't bring liquids through the security gate. but there are things you can't plan for like this woman jumping of in houston. kris van cleave has more. >> reporter: things were going well for this flight when the plane taxied to the gate. then, one of the passengers bolted. >> lady on the plane just jumped out. >> reporter: passengers on the flight 1892 were stunned when a
surveillance video showed her leaving the plane through a window. according to one official, the woman left after going to a restroom, opening the exit door and made the 15-foot jump without an emergency slide. hampton freeman shot this video. >> and i look over and it's sunlight. and i just see a figure -- step out of it. >> reporter: the woman was quickly caught by police who were surprised she didn't have a scratch on her. >> the airplanes sit at the gate is a very dangerous place if you're not trained and don't have the proper equipment. there were a lot of people put in danger because of her. >> reporter: according to the faa, difficult passengers have been on the decline since 2012. but one spokesperson said we hardly go a day without at least one report. >> if you can hear me, donald
banned this trump supporter for life for his rant on a flight from allentown to pennsylvania last week. the airline apologized saying the customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight. >> reporter: although disruptive passengers can face fines and punishment, some aviation experts say the punishment should be tougher. >> if you punish somebody severely for disrupting a flight there would be a l >> reporter: now in this most recent case, the woman was taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation. police say she is not going to face any criminal charges and have not discussed why she used the exit the way she did. as for the other 98 passengers on board they had to wait for officers with a k-9 to come onto the plane and clear the aircraft before they were allowed to get off at the gate. >> that is the overnight news for this thursday.
morning news and cbs this captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, december 1st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." just happened to fast. probably two or three seconds, it was gone. the south, unleashing destruction across four states, while communities in tennessee are still reeling from devastating wildfires. the election is over, but the president-elect is hitting the road again. mr. trump launches a thank you tour. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you.