Gorilla habitat

WHS where Gorillas live in the wild. Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa.

The eponymous genus Gorilla is divided into two species: the eastern gorillas and the western gorillas, and either four or five subspecies:
- Western lowland gorilla (subspecies of western gorilla)
- Cross River gorilla (subspecies of western gorilla)
- Mountain gorilla (subspecies of eastern gorilla)
- Eastern lowland gorilla (subspecies of eastern gorilla)
- Bwindi gorilla (sometimes considered as a subspecies of the eastern gorilla)

Source: Wikipedia

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Mountain gorilla (Bwindi gorilla); has habituated groups
Dja Faunal Reserve Western lowland gorilla
Ivindo National Park Western Lowland Gorilla; wild gorillas regularly can be seen at Langoue Baï
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Eastern lowland gorilla; has habituated groups (only 1 left so it seems in 2023 - see link)
Lopé-Okanda Western lowland gorilla
Odzala-Kokoua "one of the most important strongholds for Western Lowland Gorillas, Gorilla gorilla ssp. gorilla (CR)" (AB ev) - has habituated groups
Sangha Trinational Western Lowland Gorilla; has habituated groups in C.A.R. and Congo components
Virunga National Park Mountain gorilla and Eastern lowland gorilla; has habituated groups of mountain gorillas


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