What is Mountain Gorillas?
The mountain gorilla is one of the two subspecies of the eastern gorilla. It is listed as endangered by the IUCN as of 2018.
How Many Mountain Gorillas Are Left In Rwanda?
Tracking gorillas in Rwanda is safe and relatively accessible. At the latest count, there are approximately 1,000 mountain gorillas in the wild, with 604 in the Virunga Massif.
The population is slowly increasing, thanks to concerted efforts between our governments, communities, and NGOs.
Do gorillas protect humans?
The thing that’s most amazing about gorillas is how compassionate they are. This is true. Gorillas will go out of their way to protect humans. There are cases where gorillas stop humans from walking into poacher traps.
Are gorillas intelligent?
Gorillas are considered highly intelligent. A few individuals in captivity, such as Koko, have been taught a subset of sign language.
Like the other great apes, gorillas can laugh, grieve, have “rich emotional lives”, develop strong family bonds, make and use tools, and think about the past and future.