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All About Gorillas
No animals have captured the attention and moved mankind as our own close relatives. Gorillas are the largest apes on planet earth. Native to the African continent, these great primates have been categorized as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Gorillas are mankind’s close relatives sharing more than 98 of DNA. There are four sub-species of gorillas that include the Eastern Lowland gorillas and Mountain gorillas that fall under the Eastern Gorilla species, the Cross River Gorillas and the Western Lowland Gorillas that fall under the Western Gorilla species. Learn about gorillas, gorilla habitats, behavior and other fascinating facts about gorillas. This publication is focused on bringing you advice, inspirational photography, tutorials, tips, the latest news and conversations about gorillas.
Scientific studies show that there are genetic differences between the gorillas. These differences in form of genetic distance, morphological, ecological and behavioural differences, provide support for two distinguished species; the western gorilla and the eastern gorilla. Read More
The western gorilla inhabits lowland forest, swamp forest and submontane forest from sea level to about 1,600 m. Two subspecies are recognized: the western lowland gorilla and the Cross River gorilla.
Cross River Gorilla
The Cross River gorilla, inhabits lowland and submontane forest in the upper Cross River region on the Nigeria – Cameroon border. With only about 200–250 individuals remaining, this is the most threatened of the gorilla subspecies. Read More
Western Lowland gorilla
The western lowland gorilla is distributed over six countries from south Cameroon to Angola’s Cabinda enclave, covering an area of roughly 445,000 km2. It is found in Angola, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire). Read More
The eastern gorilla lives in submontane and montane forest at an altitude of between about 800 and 4,000 m. There are two currently recognized subspecies: the mountain gorilla and Grauer’s gorilla.
This specie is found in Bwindi and the Virunga conservation area that stretches across the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. They are protected in four national parks; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mghinga Gorilla National Park, the Volcanoes National Park and the Virunga National Park in DR Congo. Read More
Eastern Lowland Gorilla
The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Grauer’s gorilla) is endemic to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is distributed in a region stretching from Lake Edward south to Lake Tanganyika. This subspecies numbers roughly 17,000 animals and has a geographic range of about 15,000 km2. Read More
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Gorillas occur in two distinct regions, western Central Africa and eastern Central Africa, which are separated by about 900 km of forest in the Congo Basin.Get all the details about gorillas in Africa. From the habitats and environments where the gorillas live to their physical characteristics, habits and behaviors, here are facts and things to know. These gorilla sub-species are distributed within 10 countries on the African Continent, with the mountain gorilla inhabited in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC, the Eastern Lowland Gorillas found in the Tropical Rain forests of Eastern DRC, Western Lowland Gorillas in Cameroon, Angola, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo and the Cross river Gorillas in Cameroon and Nigeria.
Get All Questions About Gorillas Answered Destinations – Where do Gorillas Live?
Though there are several gorillas in captivity, gorillas are native to ten countries in Central and Western Africa. These are Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Republic, Angola (Cabinda Province), Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria, Central African Republic (CAR) and Gabon.
Distribution of Gorillas
The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) occurs in; The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Rwanda, and Uganda. The Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) occurs in Angola (Cabinda), Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, and Republic of the Congo (formerly Congo). (IUCN 2004)
Facts About Gorillas
Gorilla Species the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognizes two species of gorilla. Each specie has two subspecies: 1.) Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) (includes the Mountain Gorilla (G. b. berengei) and the Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Grauer’s Gorilla) (G. b. graueri)); and 2.) Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) (includes the Cross River Gorilla (G. g. diehli) and the Western Lowland Gorilla (G. g. gorilla)).
The Gorilla Planet is a resource where you will find all the information you need about gorillas and their conservation. Learn all the ways you can help to support gorilla conservation. Today, all gorilla species are reported to be endangered species of animals as stipulated by the International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN). Over the past centuries the gorilla population has been declines at a rapid rate in that research say that these animals will be no more in the next generations if they are not protected and conserved.
Status of Gorillas in the World
All gorilla species together, they are less than 150000 individuals left in the entire world that is the mountain gorillas are less than 900, the east lowland gorillas around 3000, west lowland gorillas less than 100000 and the cross river gorillas less than 300 individuals. With the above populations show how risky the gorillas are at getting extinct.
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Things You Can Do
In the recent years, the world has got to know how important is to conservation these wonderful primates and organizations and the government of countries where the gorillas are found have come out to combat the problem of gorillas getting extinct as conservation efforts have been made. There are many ways to get involved and support gorilla conservation in Africa. Donate, adopt a gorilla, fundraise, volunteer, take part in an event, and lots more. Help save the gorillas in the wild so that the future generations can also see these great apes only native to Africa.
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