5 Days Rwanda Gorillas

Do gorillas live in Africa?

Gorillas are apes, and they are one of the largest in the group of primates, they are giant gents, relatively share a human DNA of 98%.
Many people have questions regarding ‘where the Gorillas live’. Gorillas are actually natives of Africa distributed into two parts; it’s approximately 900km separating the Gorillas between western Gorillas and the eastern Gorillas.
They were only two which were formally sprinted at some point, likely during the Stone Age. There was a climatic change which caused the rain forest to shrink into few areas.
The savanna was spread between two refuge areas, which was not an appropriate habitat for the Gorillas.
Later on, the rain forest was spread again over all the African tropics, where by the Gorillas could only advance to the Ubangi and the Congo River.
Ever since, the western and the eastern Gorillas separated apart. The difference between both of them is their external characters and their genetic materials.
Habitats where these wild apes are protected has been encroached and fragmented, since the forested areas are reduced by cultivation.
This caused the borders of these apes to be distributed in areas which have changed little over the last decades.
In some regions the apes have disappeared because the habitats/forests have been destroyed, thus Gorillas living in Africa are found in different parts.
The eastern lowland Gorillas live in the eastern African countries, including in Rwanda and Uganda, while the western lowland Gorillas are found in the western African counties including Gabon, Congo, Equatorial of Guinea,Cameroon.
The mountain Gorillas live in the mountainous areas in Rwanda, Democratic Republican of Congo and Uganda. According to the research record there only 880 mountain Gorillas left in the wild of which most are lowland Gorillas.
The eastern lowland gorillas are 25000 in total in the wild.
Human activities have led to the decrease of Gorillas every year, including poaching, deforestation, cultivation and human settlement.one is encouraged to save the Gorillas because they are few in the wild.

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