Help Save The Virunga Gorillas
These Gorillas are already endangered, help save them!
The Virunga Mountain gorillas are being killed and are on the verge of going extinct.
Mountain gorillas are losing their habitats to humans. Humans are taking wood and materials from the forests. Humans are also poaching the gorillas for trade and money. Although it isn’t as common anymore, people still do it. Another way humans have been killing the gorillas is from illnesses. Illnesses such as ebola can get to the gorillas and harm them. If humans keep their distances from the gorillas and leave them alone then there might be more of them left.
A silver back is the head of the family. A silver back is a male gorilla. They got their name from the silver hair on their backs.
A female gorilla is not the leader of the family. She is in charge of taking care of all the children.
Baby gorillas are under their parents rules until they are around 9 to 11 years old. After that they are off to make a new family.