Gorillas are a species of large apes that are native to Africa. They are usually divided into two groups such as mountain and lowland gorillas. The mountain gorilla lives in the mountainous regions of central Africa, while the lowland gorilla lives in the dense forests of central and western Africa. Although the two types are very similar, they have quite a few differences. In short, mountain gorillas seem to have longer hair, whereas lowland gorillas have short and smooth hair, according to the Smithsonian. According to the World Wildlife Federation, gorillas are the world’s largest primates. Gorillas mainly live in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on green and volcanic mountains.
Recently, footage of a gorilla attending to an injured bird managed to capture the hearts of many on the Internet. Apparently, the bird had fallen off the tree and the gorilla gave it a little nudge to see if it was still alive.
He thought, “That bird must be hurt”. The gorilla then nudged the bird from here and there and finally realized that it was hurt. He then tried to give the bird a support from its back so that it could lift its wings to fly again.
“The gorilla walked away without ever harming it. It was amazing that such a big animal could be so gentle.” Yet it was so.
This incident resulted in reflecting the gorillas’ emotions towards the injured creature. Sadly, these mountain gorillas belong to the endangered species and do have the threat of extinction due to the felling of trees in rainforests that eventually make them lose their habitats.
It is believed that 80,000 acres of land are being destroyed due to agricultural purposes and mining! Poaching is another issue that prevails and that is the excess consumption of gorilla meat. There have been several conservation programs taking place yet more gorillas need to be conserved and the effort should be given constantly.
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