|photo by Rob Schrechise|
I always wondered how anyone could fall in love with a huge ape that could crush you in the blink of an eye. Then I found the Mountain Gorilla. They live in Africa on the mountain slopes of Uganda and the Dominican Republic of Congo. War, poaching, loss of habitat, and disease brought by people are critically endangering them. There are only 700 left in the wild.
American zoologist, Dian Fossey, studied the Mountain Gorilla. She found them to be:
- Tree climbers even though they spend most of their time on the ground
- Led by an alpha male Silverback
- Non-aggressive unless threatened
I agree with her. They need to be saved! She lost her life trying to save these amazing animals, so it's up to all of us to work together to make sure Mountain Gorilla does not disappear. Here are some links to find out how you can help.
- Worth saving
Hey--and check out my new Facebook page dedicated endangered animals AnimalGirlsNatureWorld
"Some think it's cool, but I think it's cruel."