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Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda & Congo

The Most Fascinating Facts About Endangered Mountain Gorillas

There are just 1006+ Mountain Gorillas left in the whole world and weighing up to 400 pounds. These Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda & Congo are critically endangered species living high in the mountains of Africa, specifically in these three countries, in elevations of 8,000 to 13,000 feet.

Facts about the endangered Mountain Gorillas;

  1. Mountain gorillas have longer hair and shorter arms than their lowland cousins. They also tend to be a bit larger than other gorillas. And some primatologists have come out to say that the Bwindi Forest Gorilla population in Uganda is a separate subspecies. However, there is not a conclusive description that has been ascertained yet.
  2. For those interested in Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda Rwanda, Mountain gorillas can only be found in the wild on the green, Volcanic slopes of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo—regions that have seen much human brutality from which the gorillas have not gotten away unscathed. And these gorillas live in families and have been habituated for tracking by tourist in several parks like Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga Forest National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in DR. Congo.
  3. Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Gorilla safaris will prove it to any one trekking these mighty rare apes that Mountain gorillas live in families of up to 30 members. The group, or troop, is maned by a single alpha male, an older silverback. These males are called silverbacks in light of the silver stripe they develop on their backs as they mature. The oldest males of the group are mostly no less than 12 years of age. These troops additionally include several youthful males, adult and juvenile females, and infants.
  4. Adult male mountain gorillas can weigh up to 180 kg (400 lb). Females can weigh up to a half of that at close to 90 kg (200 lb). Beside the silver stripe on their backs, male mountain gorillas can also be easily identified from females since they have a crest of fur on their heads. Both male and female have comparative thick dark hair covering their body. Their thick hair keeps them warm in chilly mountain temperatures.

Looking forward to see the mountain gorillas in the wild? Be sure to book a Uganda, Congo Rwanda gorilla safari tour and meet these endangered apes in the wild of Uganda, Rwanda and the DR.Congo. Gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo are done all year through and our tours can set off anytime.

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