Mountain gorilla male

Mountain gorilla male

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Credit: TONY CAMACHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) male. Mountain gorillas are found in cloud forests high on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes between Rwanda, Uganda and Zaire. The high elevation and rainfall makes this habitat wet and cold. The adults eat many kilograms of vegetation daily (roots, leaves and stems) and can reach over 2 metres in height. A slow reproductive rate has left mountain gorillas vulnerable to habitat destruction, poaching and war, making them highly endangered. Photographed in Virunga National Park, Rwanda.

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