What Is Special About Mountain Gorillas –Gorilla Safari Destination
What is special about mountain gorillas –What is unique about gorillas; Every traveler planning to visit the mountain gorillas is wondering what is really special about a mountain gorilla; Mountain gorillas are famously known as the largest primates with unique nose print according to each individual’s gorilla which look the same way as the human finger print is unique to each human being.
Mountain gorillas are special because are social beings. They live in groups of 5 to as many as 30 individuals. More then, Mountain gorillas have unique patterns of winkles on their nose which differentiate them from each other and are used as for study purposes and research about these species.
To most people wonder why gorillas they are special not thinking about the legendary left behind by primatologist Dian Fossey made famous. For her great work that she did in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park though she was murdered by the poacher.
Note, gorillas are world’s most photographed apes that has become popularity as a safari attraction.
Regarding, they are mountain gorillas it doesn’t mean they live on mountains but are species of forested mountains. Mountain gorilla is a specie that roam the rainforest of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Virunga Mountain that span the borders of southern region Uganda and Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo not elsewhere except in these recognized destination.
What special about a Mountain gorilla
Mountain gorillas are our cousins whom we share close DNA ‘’98%’’.
They move in groups lead by an adult silverback who fight to protect a group of females.
Female mountain gorilla has strong long term relationships with males but not with females.
There are only 1064 individuals left in the wild that are classified by the IUCN as an endangered species.
Gorillas are one of our closest living relatives after chimpanzee and bonobos. They share 98% of DNA to humans.
There feeding, they use their knuckles to carry the weight of their head so amazing.
Gorillas are special because they are the largest of the primate species and rank amongst the most recognized and the most endangered species in the world.
Their hands have opposable thumbs which they can use to walk upright on two legs.
Furthermore, mountain gorillas are the substance of the Eastern gorillas.
Mountain gorillas live in the mountainous altitude of 2500 to 4,000 meters. Note at night the temperature become cold and even if during day can be cool. These species have decided to develop unique adaptations to help themselves survive in their inhabitant. Well, these adaptation features are the major facts what makes mountain gorilla unique from other gorilla species.
The habits and physical appearance of mountain gorilla differentiate them from other gorilla subspecies.
If you get chance to observe these unique mountain gorilla physical appearance, note that these intelligent apes have longer and thicker fur than that of the Eastern lowland gorillas. Having the long fur and large mass help them to keep warm in colder temperatures.
They also have black fur while the eastern lowland gorillas have brownish fur. Meaning, they cannot survive in captivity. More then, mountain gorilla has broader chest and longer faces compared to other gorilla’s species.
If you are to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda can be trekked in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park and Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National park.
Travelers to be able to see these mountain gorillas in their nature in habitat must have a valid gorilla trekking permits and each country has its own charges basing on the government authorities in those destinations where mountain gorillas can be seen. Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda costs USD700 per person per trek for foreign nonresident and USD600 for foreign resident, Rwanda’s permits cost USD1,500 per person per day and Congo’s permits are cheaper at fee USD400 per person per day.