SIMPLE FACTS ABOUT MOUNTAIN GORILLAS – UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI NEWS

silver back gorilla width=Mountain gorillas are among the Primate Species that are apparently thriving in the world and they are listed as critically endangered due to their low populations and confined habitats which are threatened by encroachment and yet the gorillas themselves take long to produce and multiply as noted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Scientifically named Gorilla gorilla beringei and also locally referred to as Ngagi in Rukiga, the mountain gorillas have become a popular attraction not only in Uganda but Africa at large prompting a range of world travelers to undertake gorilla trekking in safaris in Uganda.
Noted to be weighing 300 to 425 pounds, the mountain gorilla’s life span is given at 53 years and it thrives in a dense rain forest with vegetation forming much of its food component while its life is threatened by humans and leopards. This makes mountain gorillas impressive to encounter while on gorilla safaris in Uganda
The mountain gorillas apparently live in the dense jungles of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south west of Uganda and in a thread of forested mountain landscape of the eight (8) Virunga Volcanoes that stretch from south western tip of Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo passing through Rwanda. A population of 880 mountain gorillas is known to be living in the wild with none known to exist in captivity. The Uganda’s Bwindi alone contains 400 out the mentioned number. This makes it a popular Uganda gorilla safari destination.
Mountain gorillas are known to be gigantic powerful short creature that is marked by a large head and a hairless black muzzle. Its arms are rather longer than the legs and a fully grown male can be twice the female one in terms of size. The male gorilla is called a silverback because of its silver patch on its back that makes it impressive to look at while on a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.
Mountain gorillas are among the Primate Species that are apparently thriving in the world and they are listed as critically endangered due to their low populations and confined habitats which are threatened by encroachment and yet the gorillas themselves take long to produce and multiply as noted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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