Large group of Cross River gorilla photographed in the wild for the first time

There are only thought to be around 300 cross rver gorillas left in the wild. It’s population is space between the far Western ocean of Nigeria and the portion of Cameroon just across the border. The cross river gorilla is a subspecies of the Western gorilla, what is separated by ran 300 km from its nearest population of these Western gorillas. They were only filmed for the first time back in 2009 by a professional filmmaker.

This family group of cross rver gorillas numbering around 30 or about 10% of the world’s population. Including a wide range of ages with several young gorillas it is clearly a healthy population.

Better information about how the cross rver gorilla behaves and where it chooses to forage for food and leaves will help it to be protected more effectively.

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