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How mountain gorillas live

Virginia Harrison

How mountain gorillas live

by Virginia Harrison

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Published by Gareth Stevens Children"s Books in Milwaukee .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Virunga
    • Subjects:
    • Gorilla -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Gorilla -- Virunga -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Gorilla.

    • About the Edition

      Introduces the eating habits, social organization, and daily routine of the mountain gorillas of Africa"s Virunga volcanoes.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [30]) and index.

      Statementby Virginia Harrison ; photography by Michael Nichols.
      SeriesAnimal world, Animal world (Milwaukee, Wis.)
      ContributionsNichols, Michael, ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL737.P96 H378 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination29, [1], p. :
      Number of Pages29
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2026141M
      ISBN 100836804465
      LC Control Number91002022
      OCLC/WorldCa23217302

        Poaching for the live animal trade is a significant threat for gorillas. In a young mountain gorilla was found in Virunga National Park, and it was apparent that it had been held captive and abandoned. There have been several other incidents of poaching in the mountain gorilla range in recent years. War. “Here we will drop our backpacks and walking sticks. The Gorillas are very close now.” Aside from being pronounced man and wife and being told I have a healthy baby girl, this sentence uttered by our gorilla trekking guide, Francois Bigirimana, is arguably the most exhilarating I’ve ever it’s just the beginning of our magical hour with a family of Mountain Gorillas in .

      Western Lownland Gorillas. Western Lowland Gorillas are another species of the gorillas that have contributed highly to the growth of tourism in Africa because of their amazing features. Mountain gorillas are one of the world’s endangered species. They are found on land as their habitat. They either live in the mountainous areas or the. Where do gorillas live? Click here to read more about Gorilla habitats. How long do gorillas live? Gorillas in the wild live to be about 35 years old. Gorillas in zoos can live years or more. How much do gorillas weigh? Smaller Western Gorillas weigh about pound. Eastern Gorillas weight approximately pounds.

        Gorillas In The Mountain Mist [Gorilla Survival Documentary] | Real Wild - Duration: Real Wild , views. Safe haven for chimps - Nature of things - Duration: “When gorillas smell danger, they run around and call out to the rest of the primates in the jungle to warn them something evil is coming. And when one of their own dies, they mourn for days while beating themselves up in sadness for failing to save that gorilla, even if .


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How mountain gorillas live by Virginia Harrison Download PDF EPUB FB2

At this mountain gorilla orphanage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Virunga National Park rangers live around the clock with four young gorillas whose parents were killed.

Enjoyed reading this book, more or less as a supplement to the Dian Fossey story. Interesting read on life in Uganda during that period of time. Baumgartel was instrumental in getting interest in saving the mountain gorillas living in the Virunga mountain range.

Humans are pushing mountain gorillas out of the wild and into extinction. The biggest threats to this endangered great ape's survival come from political instability, human encroachment, and forest degradation. Only about 1, of these great apes remain in Scientific name: Gorilla beringei ssp.

beringei. The fur of the mountain gorilla, often thicker and longer than that of other gorilla species, enables them to live in colder temperatures. Gorillas can be identified by nose prints unique to each individual.

Males, at a mean weight of kg ( lb) and upright standing height of cm (59 in), usually weigh twice as much as the females, at a mean of kg ( lb) and a height of Class: Mammalia. hi habitat mountain gorillas live in tropical and sub tropical forests in africa.

description mountain gorillas have black and brown How mountain gorillas live book classificatio. "The survival of mountain gorillas depends wholly on our knowledge, interest, and compassion, forever. This book, with its vivid photographs, brings us up-to-date on the plight and the promise of mountain gorilla conservation."Cited by: 5.

Mountain gorillas are an endangered species of primates living in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park in Congo and Bwindi and Mgahinga national park in Uganda. They are humans close relatives next to chimpanzees and bonobos. Mountain gorillas are herbivores and live in groups dominated by silverbacks; silverbacks.

The number of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) living in the wild has again risen aboveaccording to reports from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the Congolese Virunga National Park.

During the census, in which the WWF was also involved, researchers documented animals. Therefore the Red List changed its status to. The gestation period for gorillas is months. About Mountain Gorilla habitats.

Mountain gorillas live in the volcanic slopes of the Virunga massif ranges of Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park in Congo and Bwindi and Mgahinga national park in Uganda.

They live on high elevations of 8, to 13, feet. Mountain gorillas are an endangered species of primates. They are called mountain gorillas because they inhabit places that are at high altitudes. This might make it obvious that they live in the mountains, but there is much more than what meets the eye in this case.

Here is some research on the specific places where Mountain Gorillas Live and why. Her book, Gorillas in the Mist, an affecting blend of field journal and memoir, and especially the feature movie of the same name, brought global attention to the animal’s plight. Mountain gorilla facts, pictures, video and in-depth information.

The mountain gorilla is a subspecies of eastern gorilla, a critically endangered African this page we’re going to discover where it lives, its preferred habitat, what. The mountain gorilla tours in Africa are experienced in either Uganda or Rwanda.

The mountain gorillas live in only two areas of rainforest in the Great Lakes Region, which are the Virunga Mountains at the border of the DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda, and the fantastic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

Mountain gorillas only live in the dense vegetation of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and along the dormant volcanic Virunga mountain range that stretches across Rwanda’s.

Half of the world's mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This dense rainforest is a World Heritage site with awe-inspiring biodiversity that lies in the southwest of Uganda. Dotted by forests and lakes and dominated by the dramatic Virunga mountain range, just under mountain gorillas live and play among the mossy.

Mountain gorillas live in groups of between 15 to 35 individuals. Some groups have been habituated for tourists and they can visit and trek them through an organized gorilla safari.

The male mountain gorillas are called silverbacks and they lead their families and father the. Mountain gorillas are an endangered species of primates. They are called mountain gorillas because they inhabit places that are at high altitudes.

This might make it obvious that they live in mountains, but there is much more than what meets the eye in this case. Here is some research on the specific places where mountain gorillas are found and. Mountain gorillas are highly social animals who live in family groups, referred to as troops, led and protected by a dominant silverback.

Three to four sexually mature females, one or two younger male gorillas, and three to six juveniles and infants form this cohesive family. Get this from a library. How mountain gorillas live. [Virginia Harrison; Michael Nichols] -- Introduces the eating habits, social organization, and daily routine of the mountain gorillas of Africa's Virunga volcanoes.

Made famous by Dian Fossey; featured in the movie Gorillas in the Mist. Grauer’s Gorillas. Conservation Status. Critically Endangered. Around 3, remain. Where They Live.

Democratic Republic of Congo. Interesting Fact. May be most threatened of all the subspecies — has declined by ~75% in the past two decades. Western Lowland Gorillas. Silverback gorillas live high in the mountains in two protected parks in Africa.

They are also referred to as mountain gorillas. Silverback gorillas continually wander through their home ranges of 10 to 15 square miles, feeding and resting throughout the day. As their name implies, mountain gorillas live in forests high in the mountains, at elevations of 8, to 13, feet.

They have thicker fur, and more of it, compared to other great apes. The fur helps them to survive in a habitat where temperatures often drop below freezing.As their name implies, mountain gorillas live high in the mountains of Africa, specifically the Congo Basin, in elevations of 8, to 13, feet.

Deforestation and growing human population are threatening the mountain gorilla. Though they have thick fur - more than other great apes - to help them survive cold and extreme weather, they are.