Uganda Mountain Gorilla Facts in Bwindi Forest, Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park is home to more than half of the mountain gorillas population in the world, Bwindi forest is located in southwestern Uganda in the districts of Kisoro, Kabale, Kanugu, and Rubanda which is near Rwanda and Uganda border, this means that Bwindi forest can also be easily accessed via Rwanda, from Kigali airport to Bwindi forest it is only about 4 hours drive.
Bwindi mountain gorillas are the largest living primates in the whole world. This most endangered spice (mountain gorillas) can only be found in three countries namely Uganda Rwanda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Rwanda gorillas live in Volcanoes National Park, while in Congo gorillas live in Virunga National Park,
Uganda Mountain Gorilla Facts in Bwindi Forest-Behaviors?
Gorillas shares 95% DNA with humans, gorillas are the closest cousins to humans after chimpanzees, gorillas also live in families like those of human beings lead by a dormant silverback. Mountain gorilla behaviors and emotions are also similar to the ones of people (humans) for example the diseases which affect humans can affect, gorilla sadness and happiness experience are also similar to humans.
Problem Faced by Mountain Gorillas?
Yes, I must say that gorillas are well protected with few challenges. Poaching is one of the problems affecting gorillas most especially on the Democratic Republic of Congo side where there are many different civil wars, diseases it’s there but only a few cases have been registered, one of the main problem affecting gorillas is the destruction of its habitat e.g encroaching forests where gorillas live (National Parks) this is the remaining threat to the mountain gorillas.
What does Mountain Gorillas Feed on?
Uganda Mountain Gorilla Facts in Bwindi Forest-gorillas are vegetarian and it normally feeds on different vegetarians in the forest like bamboo shoots, different types of fruits, and others