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Mountain Gorilla. Common Name: Mountain Gorilla Scientific Name: Gorilla beringei beringei. Habitat. 340 are located in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

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habitat
Habitat

340 are located in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

380 are located in three different parks. The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Uganda), Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda) and Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo).

characteristics
Characteristics
  • Diet: eat over 100 different species of plants.
  • Size: Standing height, 4 to 6 ft
  • Housing: Make nests on the ground
  • Climate: Around 70° F
  • Relationship: Omnivore
  • Reproduction: Must be at least 10 years old. Females only produce 2-6 offspring in 40-50 year lifetime
basic facts
Basic facts
  • This animal lives in a troop of up to 30.
  • It is lead by an alpha male called the silverback
  • Males backs turn silver at the age of 13
  • 9 month gestation period for offspring
  • Only predators are the human and a lepord every now and then
  • Weren’t know to science until 1902
reasons for endangerment

Reasons for endangerment

Endangered because of a loss of habitat

Was put on the endangered list in 2000

what is being done
What is being done?
  • Habitat protection
  • African Wildlife Federation, Fauna and Flora international, International Gorilla Construction Agency are all working together to solve this problem
  • Keeping people from building on their land
quiz time
Quiz time
  • When were they first discovered?
  • How tall are they?
  • Who leads the group?
  • How many offspring do they produce in their lifetime?
  • When do the males backs turn silver?
works cited
Works Cited
  • www.nationalgeographic.com
  • www.awf.org