Foto de stock - Mountain gorilla, Gorilla beringei beringei, are one of the most endangered species in the world, scientifics estimate that their are only around 700 individuals living in the wild. They are endangered from habitat loss, poaching and war. The mountain gorilla of the picture is a juvenile of the Bwenge family, either Akaramata or Ntaribi, grandsons of Titus, the gorilla king which appeared in the film of Gorillas in the mist. Titus was he leader of the group that Diane Fossey studied until she died. Which are orphes, they lost their mothers one year ago, despite both offspring seem to be thriving. Ntaribi is now a juvenile male and he looks to his father Bwenge as a role model, Akaramata is much more introverted and spends a considerable amount of time with her father Bwenge, following him everywhere he goes. Mountain gorillas live in groups of 2 to 40 individuals, the groups are led by a dominant male, the silverback, they can weigh 220kg and reach up to 1.9 m. The gorillas live in the forest, they usually are in the ground but they make nests in the trees to sleep in them. Mountain gorilla is an herbivore, they eat more than 100 different species of plants. One gorilla eats more than 30kg of plants a day. The world’s remaining mountain gorillas inhabits in two separated populations, 300 gorillas in the ´Bwindi Impenetrable National Park´ Uganda and 400 gorillas in the Virungas region in Uganda in the ´Mgahinga Gorilla National Park´, in Rwanda in the ´Volcanoes National Park´ and in Democratic Republica of Congo in the ´Virunga national Park´. Photo taken in the ´Volcanoes National Park´, Ruanda, Africa.

Imagen: Mountain gorilla, Gorilla beringei beringei, are one of the most endangered species in the world, scientifics estimate that their are only around 700.

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