How Many Mountain Gorillas are Left? – Number of mountain gorillas left today
Today mountain gorillas live in the wilderness in their natural habitats in only four national parks; the Volcanoes national park of Rwanda, Virunga national park of Democratic Republic of Congo, the Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park in Uganda
Mountains gorillas have greatly decreased ever since their discovery which is mainly due to human activities such as hunting, habitat loss and pollution, however the ancient Authorities governing mountain gorilla population has set up protected areas for the primates which has brought expectations in the increase of primates
Today different population census are promoted in the national parks to find out the total number of primates left, however the census is uncoordinated and its always not carried out at the same time by the four parks thus leading to inaccurate number of the mountain gorillas left.
Today over 1004 mountain gorillas are live and left in the world ever since their discovery in 1902 hence enlisting the primates critically endangered. The mountain gorillas have a close similarity with the human beings with 98.6% of the genomes and 99.6% of the DNA.
Today Uganda is a habitat to over half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and the rest are distributed in the other neighboring countries Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. The primates do not serve and survive in captivity. Today gorilla tracking is done in all above parks Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has 4 tracking sectors such as Ruhija, Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga and Ntebeko in Mgahinga national park allowing only 8 people to visit a gorilla group for only one hour per day thus leading to preservation of the primates in the jungle.
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