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The Majestic Mountain Gorilla

Mountain Gorilla Population
1,000+ individuals
Natural Habitat
DR Congo Rwanda Uganda
Height
1.8 metres
Weight
170 kgs
Bite Force
1300 psi
Diet
30kg Daily Consumption
Lifespan
35-45 Years
Shared DNA
98 %

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23 Gorilla Facts

Protecting Gorillas

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park, where the gorillas live, is a fragile ecosystem and relatively small at just 160 square kilometres. That’s why Rwanda has taken the approach of low volume in terms of visitors. The country has restricted the number of visits to the gorillas to one per day and a maximum of 8 people, which has now been reduced to 6 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Photo Credit : Annabel Illingworth