- There are around 1000 mountain gorillas left in the wild and they are classed as endangered.
- They are affected by human wildlife conflict, habitat loss and fragmentation, and extractives.
- The main threat to the gorilla is people and the associated increasing pressure on their habitat.
- Great news for the mountain gorilla as their numbers have recently been rising.
- They typically live in groups of many families with all their young and one dominate male, the ‘silverback’.
- Without gorillas grazing on lots of vegetation, the natural balance in the food chain could be disrupted.
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