Mountain Gorilla Research Paper

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Mountain Gorilla

Biological name: Gorilla beringei beringei

Habitat:
Currently the mountain gorillas are protected national parks in two regions of Africa. One part of the gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. The other group of Gorillas are spread over three national parks in the Virungas mountain. Any left over Gorillas live in lowland rainforests or mountainside forest
Population:

The mountain gorillas population has gone up and down throughout the years.
But in 1989 there was around 620 individual gorillas but the number has increased to 880 today.

Physical adaptations:
A physical adaptation is a feature on an animal for example how they walk or their strength. A physical adaptation on
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Their need of land to cultivate has reduced the forest size. These forests are where the the gorillas live and their home is getting destroyed so they have nowhere to go and they eventually die leaving the population of this animal lowering.
As many as 15 Gorillas have had been killed since the outbreak of the civil war in 1950. Between 1990-1994 a large number of refugees fed camps at the edge of Virunga National park where most Gorillas were kept. When they fled they killed 4 Gorillas while they did it.

How can we help?

I believe that we should have more awareness towards making sure that gorillas have a safe and protected environment to live. Whether it's a national park for all of them to stay or a protected part of the forest.

What you can do?
A simple way to help them is to spread awareness is to tell your family and friends all about the Mountain Gorillas this will spread the word about them and more people will want to donate. You can adopt or donate to the wwf which sends the money to Africa to helps the Mountain Gorilla have a better life. After hearing all these human impacts I want to make a difference who knows maybe your donation can help save a life of a Gorilla:
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