Endangered Species The species Known as the mountain GOrilla


These mountain gorillas live in forests on mountains or hills. They live at heights of about 8,000 to 13,000 feet in the mountains and hills. They are mainly found in the Congo Basin.

The mountain gorilla's natural habitat.

Physical Features

Mountain gorillas look similar to other gorillas. Mountain gorillas can grow to be about 4 to 6 feet when they stand on 2 feet. Their weight is approximately 300 to 485 pounds when fully grown. The adult males grow a patch of silver on their back, hence the name silverback gorilla.

Population and Threats

In 2017, their population size is only about 880 gorillas. In 1989, their size was only 620. They only have a lifespan of 40 to 50 years. They are threatened by humans and predators like leopards. Humans are a threat because they take away their habitats by deforestation. These can be solver by humans stopping deforestation.

Random Fun Facts

Their scientific name is gorilla berengei berengei. They are critically endangered. This means that they are almost all gone and extinct.


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