Uganda’s dense forest are home to over a half the world’s 750 0r more mountain gorillas. The rest live in the neighboring Rwanda and the Dr.congo. As they do not survive in captivity, preservation of these fragile habitats is essential for their survival.
Gorillas display un canny human characteristics. The close –knit family groups are headed by a silverback- a mature male-who selects places for the group to each and sleep, and has many privileges pays off for the rest of the family, as if the group is threatened, the silverback-weighing up to 120kg (260IBS)- will defend them to the death, if necessary.
THOUGH , THE GORILLAS IS A GENTLE SPECIES; THEY ARE CONSIDERE TO BE HIGHLY
INTELLINGENT , have been observed using tools like other great apes, and
communicate using a variety of vocal sounds.
The name gorilla comes from the Greek gorilla-meaning hairy women.