Cross-river Gorilla

Cross river gorilla

Cross-river gorillas were originally discovered in 1904, however, in the decates that followed, it was thought that this animal had been hunted to extinction. It was rediscovered in the 1980s, but is incredibly endangered, with only 250-300 remaining. It should be noted, that this is considered a sub-species not a species in its own right – though it is still of great interest, and saving the few that still survive should be a high priority.

As can be expected, its range is very small, though it is hard to know if it ever had a far larger range. Its range is the small dot of light brown found on the map above the pink area.

As we make connections, these will be added below – to help you arrange your travel to see this rare animal

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