Table 1. Perception of totemic kinship practices with gorillas among interviewees in five villages of Lebialem Division, July 2007.

Statement about totemic kinship belief Disagree Neutral Agree
Village people use gorillas as totem animals 2 11 86
If a gorilla is killed the totem owner dies as well 1 10 88
Traditional healers use gorilla totem animals to harvest plants 1 19 80
The practice of totemic kinship with gorillas is not good 41 14 45
Lets protect gorillas to save animal totem owners 3 9 88
Lets encourage our children to have/use gorillas as totem animals 71 11 18