There are two gorilla species, both of which are found only in africa, and both of which are highly endangered only the eastern - or mountain - gorillas live on the slopes of the volcanic mountain range that links rwanda, congo and uganda. The critically endangered mountain gorilla population is threatened by habitat loss, poaching, disease and war learn more about what wwf is doing to protect its future, and how you can help. Male mountain gorillas, members of the agashya family, are pictured in the sabyinyo mountains of rwanda on december 27, 2014 rwanda, well known for mountain gorillas an endangered species found only in the border areas between rwanda, uganda and the democratic republic of the congo and hosted more than a million visitors between 2006-13, generating from the national parks alone $75m (£44m.
The endangered species international carried out an investigation that found one to two gorillas are shot and killed each week for bushmeat in the republic of congo apes are hunted to supply the markets in urban areas, where their meat is considered a prestigious habit amongst the wealthy. Subsequently all gorilla species are classified as endangered by the international union for conservation of nature (iucn) due to the vast dense areas in which they live it is difficult to monitor and protect gorilla populations and therefore difficult to implement successful conservation techniques. With just 5,000 eastern gorillas (gorilla beringei) left on earth, the majestic species now faces the risk of disappearing completely, officials said at the international union for conservation of.
I know that we all have heard this before, but i truly believe that it is up to each and one of us to do what we can to save endangered species of the plan because once they are gone, that is it and we certainly can do better to ensure the safety and security [. A 3-year-old boy fell into an endangered gorilla's enclosure at the cincinnati zoo on may 28, and a witness captured the scene as onlookers shouted for help. Mountain gorilla an endangered species gorillas are one of the most feared animals in the world, thanks to movies like king kong and congo while it is true that they are large, powerful creatures, they are also gentle and affectionate. In action kahuzi-biega national park, in eastern democratic republic of congo, is home to most of the world's remaining grauer's gorillas due to armed militia activity in the region, it has been difficult for conservationists to gather information about these critically endangered great apes. Mountain gorillas are highly endangered species endangered due to habitat loss, diseases and poaching for different reasons and as it is estimated that only 880 gorillas do exist in the entire world.
Intelligent, charismatic, and endangered gorillas are our closest living relatives after chimpanzees and bonobos the two gorilla species live in equatorial africa, separated by about 900km of congo basin forest. The western lowland gorilla is an endangered species slightly smaller than their cousins, the mountain gorilla, with shorter brown-grey coats and auburn chests other distinguishing features include longer arms, smaller ears, and more pronounced brow ridges. This feature is not available right now please try again later.
In africa, lowland gorillas are critically endangered, particularly cross river gorillas, one of two subspecies of lowland gorillas as well, populations of africa's other three ape species - chimpanzee, eastern or mountain gorilla, and bonobo or gracile chimpanzee - are all endangered and declining. Grace gorillas comprise 14 of the approximately 3,800 remaining grauer's—the world's largest living primates, whose males can weigh over 400 pounds and who are listed among the world's 25 most endangered species. Depending on who you ask, there are either two species of gorilla, the eastern (gorilla beringei) and western (gorilla gorilla), or three subspecies, the eastern lowland, western lowland, and mountain gorillas regardless of who you ask, all gorillas are endangered.
The parlous state of eastern gorillas is matched by three of the other great ape species already listed as critically endangered, a classification that is just one rung above extinction. Gorilla trekking permits are pricey ($400 in dr congo, $500 in uganda, and $750 in rwanda), but by purchasing permits, you're not only buying a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with this charismatic species, you're providing the economic incentive for the gorillas' protection. The eastern gorilla is listed as endangered on the iucn red list, with the mountain gorilla listed as critically endangered the western gorilla and its subspecies are also listed as critically endangered. The mountain gorilla (gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the two subspecies of the eastern gorillathe subspecies is listed as critically endangered by the iucn, with only two surviving populations.