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Mountain Gorilla

Gorilla beringei beringei

Description:

Spending time with Mountain Gorillas is the ultimate wildlife experience. These gentle animals are critically endangered with a population of less than 1,000. None survive in captivity. They can be seen in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC - if you ever get a chance to see them, go for it, its a humbling and life changing experience!

Habitat:

Montane forests of the Albertine Rift

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9 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Lovely Adam, I also saw these beautiful animals in Uganda. Please consider adding your Rwanda photos to the mission East African Biodiversity. I altered the map a bit to include more of Rwanda.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4028...

melissac
melissac 9 years ago

Amazing!

CindyCor
CindyCor 9 years ago

I've done the trek in Bwindi 3 times and was not so lucky to get a photo of the silverback out in the open like this. We always seem to find them when they were in quite thick bush so I only got some good shots of a couple young ones. Very nice !!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Fantastic! Another trip to add to my bucket list!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

They are absolutely gorgeous animals & it is a tragedy they are endangered. I envy you getting a chance to observe them so closely in the wild! It must have been an amazing experience.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you Adam! This type of information makes a spotting like this even more special.

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 10 years ago

Hi - this individual is Ubumwe who is the leader of the 17-strong Amahoro family. He is an amazingly huge male but at the same time was very playful with younger animals and in particular the small babies in his group. You can see how powerful he is but at the same time very gentle.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Can you tell us more about your encounter with this individual Adam? How large was the group? Thanks in advance!

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Very nice spotting Adam! I have done Gorilla trekking as well in Uganda and you're are totally right. It is an unforgettable experience.

AdamRiley
Spotted by
AdamRiley

Kinigi, Majyaruguru, Rwanda

Spotted on Nov 18, 2007
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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