Gorillas are threatened primate species on the planet with the continuing to be living in Africa and nations Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Understood to be the largest living primates on Earth, Gorillas are of three kinds; 1) Eastern Lowland Gorillas, which reside in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; 2) Western Lowland Gorillas which live just in West Africa and: 3) Mountain Gorillas, which are just discovered in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Noted as one of the leading 10 threatened/ endangered species, there are only 655 species remaining. There are approximately 355 gorillas in the Volcano and Virunga Mountains of Rwanda and Congo and another separate group of 300 in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There are no Mountain Gorillas living outside of their native mountain forest house. Gorillas are safeguarded by global law. Capturing or killing gorillas and other threatened types are illegal.
Unlike Chimps, Gorillas live in groups/ households without territorial borders but with household’s range from 2 to 15 square miles. The females decide who they are going to allow into their household. If a gorilla wishes to join another group and the females do not want her in, they will scratch her in the face and keep her out. If a female wants to leave a group to discover a male she likes better, but the other females like her very much, they will grab her by the legs and not allow her to leave.
Female gorillas weigh roughly 350 pounds, and adult male gorillas can weigh roughly 700 pounds. Adult gorillas can be 7 feet tall with an arm span of 8 feet.
Gorillas feed upon 58 different types of plant species, including stems, roots, leaves, flowers, thistles, ferns, tree wood and bamboo shoots. Gallium vines, fruits and celery are their favorite foods. Gorillas have much larger teeth in the back of their mouth than people do so that they can grind foliage, bark and bamboo.
Gorillas like human wonder, they can be tired, bold, upset, have pleasure, thrilled, scared, can fret, reveal love, be thoughtful and they can be hostile. Gorillas prefer to study individuals to see if they get along.
Gorillas interact by stomach rumbling which means they are happy, a pig grunt of severe staccato grunts utilized when disciplining or grumbling. A roar or scream is offered when a gorilla is threatened. A loud hoot or roar is offered when silverbacks are interacting. This is done by chest whipping and knocking of trees. When gorillas are afraid, they send an effective smell from their glands.
Having endured decades of civil war in Central and East Africa, gorillas are faced by the destructive consequences of increased environment loss, poaching for the bush meat trade and the spread of hazardous conditions like Ebola. “These animals are Threatened” therefore make a tour to these countries to have a look at the few remaining primate giants before they are lost. Spend a long time with them, they are breathtaking.
Gorilla tracking the Activity.
On this day, in the early morning you get up to a breakfast and then transfer to the park head office for a briefing before your sent at 9:00 am through the forest to search for the modest giants. You need stuff yourself with lunch as the time taken to meeting the primates is unforeseeable. However, the time ranges in between 2-9 hours depending on the motion of the huge primates (Gorillas). The activity is tedious; it includes walking along high sloping tracks nevertheless coming across these fantastic family members of man eliminates all the bad memories/ difficulties you went through in searching for them. They are amazing!
Safaris to see the gorillas of Africa can be organized by Sydah Naigaga of Access Africa Safaris