The mountain gorilla is a type of ape and as their name suggests they live up in the mountains or volcanoes.
They are mostly herbivores which eat roots, shoots, fruit, wild celery, and tree bark and pulp, although sometimes they eat small invertebrates.
The fur on the back of the male mountain gorilla is thicker and longer then the other hair over its body.
There are many initiatives meant to aid the survival of the mountain gorilla and it is thought that their numbers may be slowly increasing. Still, they continue to face major threats from habitat loss and poaching.
Gorillas can climb trees, but are usually found on the ground in communities of up to 30 individuals.
These troops are organized according to fascinating social structures. Troops are led by one dominant, older adult male, often called a silverback because of the swath of silver hair that adorns his otherwise dark fur. Troops also include several other young males, some females, and their offspring.