Mountain gorillas live in a small patch of montane, rainforest in Central Africa. Being a mountainous region there are naturally dangers and unfortunately 3 mountain gorillas, succumbed to one of these dangers recently. They were killed by a lightning strike.
The mountain gorilla population does currently stand at around 1000 members having grown by almost 50% since 2008. This is very impressive for a slow breeding population like gorillas, but this is a still a relatively small population and a local epidemic could make the situation very poor.Continue reading “Three endangered mountain gorillas killed by lightning strike”