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∙Scientific Name: Gorilla beringei ∙Common Name: Mountain Gorilla. By: Dontae’ Williams. “ Map of the location of Mountain Gorillas”. “Habitat”. Virungas is surrounded by rich volcanic soil. Some habitats for Mountain Gorillas maybe tourist attraction.

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Scientific name gorilla beringei common name mountain gorilla

∙Scientific Name: Gorilla beringei∙Common Name: Mountain Gorilla

By: Dontae’ Williams


Map of the location of mountain gorillas

“Map of the location of Mountain Gorillas”


Habitat

“Habitat”

  • Virungas is surrounded by rich volcanic soil.

  • Some habitats for Mountain Gorillas maybe tourist attraction.

  • Tropical Secondary and montane forests and east central Africa.


Behaviors

“Behaviors”

  • Male Gorillas expand there home territory, they overlap extensively.(Watts 1994)

  • The females usually join another group or with a single male.

  • Of all the great apes Gorilla show the most stable grouping patterns.

  • Gorilla groups can contain 40 to 50 gorillas.


Reproduction

“Reproduction”

  • Gorilla start to breed around the age of 9.

  • They mate any season.

  • Infants die from the slow reproduction rates.( usually of diseases).

  • Female approach males to indicate they’re ready to reproduce.


Why are they endangered

Why Are They Endangered?

  • Gorillas are one of the most endangered animals in the world.

  • The are an estimate of 600 living in 2 populations of about 300 each.

  • Gorillas was some what protected until the civil war and the park protection disappeared.

  • Most killing was by poachers.

  • Gorillas was killed in snares, and were caught for there meat and parts.

  • There are only about 786 mountain gorillas that still remain in the world.


How we can help

How we can help?

• You can adopt a gorilla

•Go to AWF.org and donate money to their foundation.


5 questions

“5 Questions”

  • How many Gorillas can a group of gorillas can contain?

  • What killed almost all of the gorillas?

  • What kind of habitat do a gorilla live in?

  • How can we help the gorillas out?

  • When did the gorillas stop being protected as much as they use to?


Websites

“Websites”

  • www.yog2009.org

  • www.outtaafrica.nl/animals/enggorilla.html

  • www.worldwidelife.org/.../mountaingorilla/mountaingorillas.html

  • www.awf.org/content/action/detail/4109

  • www.bio.davison.edu


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