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Endangered Species of The Day: Western Lowland Gorilla

The Western Lowland Gorilla (scientific name Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla) are the types of Gorillas most commonly found in zoos. They live in swaps across Africa, including countries like Angola, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic. A number of situations contribute to the Western Lowland Gorilla’s extinction, including:

  • Deforestation/loss of forest land
  • Infertility in female Lowland Gorillas
  • Lowered ability of the females to produce large amounts of young. 

Additionally, some argue that animals cannot do well in captivity, which may also contribute to the Gorillas’ decline in population. These big guys love to live in rain forests as well as swamps, abandoned farms, and will typically not come to close to human villages. The forests in the Republic of The Congo help protect these animals due to the fact that they’re isolated.

Western Lowland Gorilla Endangered Species

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