western lowland gorilla conservation
by: Janelle Evan Jr. and Jadon
"Western lowland gorillas dwell in the rainforests of equatorial Africa. In 2008, WCS made an amazing discovery of 125,000 western lowland gorillas living in northern Republic of Congo. These new populations, far larger than previously thought, provide new hope for the future of the species. However, western lowland gorillas remain critically endangered and their numbers continue to decline because of poaching, habitat destruction, and disease." http://www.wcs.org/saving-wildlife/great-apes/western-lowland-gorillas.aspx this link directs you to a gorilla website about their conservation Ebola is 1 of the number one threats to gorillas in 2015. Another threat is hunting and trading gorillas after they hunt them. They are endangered but not quite critical. Habitat loss is also affecting our gorilla population. 95,000 gorillas are left.
- "FUN FACTS: This is the subspecies of gorilla usually found in zoos. A male western lowland gorilla can stand 6 feet tall and weigh up to 400 pounds. Western lowland gorillas are currently more numerous than mountain and eastern lowland gorillas combined." same link above