All About Endangered African Mountain Gorillas
Monitoring the disappearing Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda.
Endangered mountain gorillas are threatened by habitat loss, poaching, disease and war in forested volcanoes that straddle the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
African Mountain Gorillas.
Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where the critically endangered mountain gorillas live in the wild.
There are only around 700-1,000 mountain gorillas remaining on earth.
In 1967, there were only around 240 mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, however, today due to conservation efforts, the population of mountain gorillas has doubled.
The endangered mountain gorilla is an herbivore living in the Virungas, a cluster of forested volcanoes that straddle the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and spans four national parks, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Virunga National Park.
If you want to experience gorilla trekking in Rwanda your first requirement is a permit, which will cost around $350- $750 in Rwanda or Uganda. The gorilla permit will get you one hour with the gorillas in their natural high-altitude surroundings. Rwanda’s volcanoes national park is home to 10 mountain gorilla families who can be visited by one group of eight visiting a day.