World Gorilla Day | Give me your cap blondie 🧢🦍!
This short video shows how sociable, gentle and intelligent (and funny) these creatures are.
Free-living gorillas live only in Africa. There are two main kinds of gorillas: Western gorillas and Eastern gorillas. 🦍Eastern gorillas live in Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo. There are two subspecies, Mountain Gorillas - approximately 1000 left and Eastern lowland gorillas - around 17000 left. 🦍Western gorillas live in Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, and Nigeria. There are two subspecies, Western Lowland Gorillas and Cross River Gorillas. There are only several hundred Cross River gorillas left in the world, and as many as 100,000 Western lowland gorillas, but the latter population has decreased by approximately 60% in the past 20-25 years, due to poaching, habitat loss, and disease.
During the two past decades 170 rangers lost their lives protecting Mountain gorillas in Virunga Park.
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