Gorillas are, of course, Primates but due to their popularity I decided to give them a separate category. Most people are aware of the threat to both Mountain and Western Lowland Gorilla populations. Western Lowland Gorillas are found mainly in the Congo and live in family groups with one male, dominant Silverback, several females and their offspring. Young male gorillas reaching sexual maturity normally leave the group to, hopefully, form their own family. Wonderful creatures! The Aspinall Foundation houses the largest number of captive, breeding Gorillas in the world and aims to continue to restore these wonderful creatures to the wild; an ongoing project.
All gorilla pictures shown in here are of the Western Lowland species.