Mountain gorillas from Rwanda
• Mountain gorillas from Rwanda
Gorillas - the largest and most powerful members of the order of primates. Today we will visit the Volcanoes National Park and see the very rare black mountain gorillas.
Volcanoes National Park (officially referred to as "Virunga") is located on Rwanda's border with Zaire. In the park there are five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga: Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabina. The slopes of extinct volcanoes overgrown ancient tropical rainforest (called "Virunga" here), and the air is constantly hanging misty veil.
Part of the park is under the protection of the state since 1925. The purpose of the park grounds was the protection of the gorillas from poaching, and the park was the first in Africa, a protected natural area.
Black mountain gorillas - the card of the park and throughout Rwanda. They are very rare, because all they have no more than 650 individuals in the world. Half of the world's gorilla population is living in the park Virunga volcanoes.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, September 4, 2015. (Photo by Ben Curtis):
The mountain gorilla - one of two subspecies of the eastern gorilla subspecies, and is on the verge of extinction.
This subspecies is the second largest of the primates, second only to the eastern lowland gorilla. The average adult males mountain gorillas weigh up to 195 kg, height 150 cm females to males significantly inferior -. About 100 kg at a height of 130 cm.
In the eastern mountain gorilla and the eastern lowland gorillas, there are about 29 of morphological differences caused by adaptation to life at different altitudes above sea level.
Fur mountain gorillas thicker and longer than in other species, allowing them to live in areas with cooler climates.
Oh sorry! Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, September 4, 2015.
Daddy shows who is the owner in the jungle. Mother delves.
The mountain gorillas are mainly terrestrial life, moving around on four limbs. However, they are well climb trees, especially young ones.
Hand mountain gorillas.
Gorillas feed on plant leaves, shoots and stems are about 86% of their diet. Also, they will not abandon the bark of trees, roots, insect larvae and snails. Biggie.
Adult males can eat up to 34 kg of vegetation per day, while females consume no more than 18 kg.
Rangers guarding mountain gorillas. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, September 4, 2015.
Landscapes Volcanoes National Park.
Duma thinks. Like all gorillas, Gorin has dark brown eyes framed by black rings.
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is a famous center of eco-tourism. Organized trips to the park to visit groups of mountain gorillas. In the dry season in the park, you can climb to the volcanoes of the mountain range, boasting magnificent views.
Travelers arriving in the park entertained by local dancers.
Not far from the Volcanoes National Park are working local farmers
Work in full swing.
The curious kid.
Mountain gorillas - a very rare species in danger of extinction. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, September 4, 2015.