Mountain Gorilla

The mountain gorilla is a type of ape and as their name suggests they live up in the mountains or volcanoes.

There are about 700  mountain gorillas left in the wild, many of which live around the volcanic hills of southern Africa.

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.

Mountain gorillas have longer hair and shorter arms than their lowland cousins. They also tend to be a bit larger than other gorillas.

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.

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  1. Madelyn Vaughn says:

    Hi Josh! This is Madelyn. Could you put on a White Giraffe?

  2. Madelyn Vaughn says:

    Josh, can you do research on a Giraffe? Because all I know is that only their legs can be six feet tall.

  3. Reuben says:

    cool website josh well done

  4. Jakob says:

    Hi Josh you did a great job on your website well done 😎

  5. Room 11 ETS says:

    WE like your website we are going to show our parents and we want to save plastic bags soe the animals don’t eat them.
    From Room 11

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