A subspecies of endangered Eastern Gorillas, the Critically Endangered Mountain Gorilla is one of the rarest great apes in the world. The Cross River Gorilla, a subspecies of Western Gorillas, is the world’s most endangered gorilla, with only about 250-300 individuals found in the highlands of Cameroon and Nigeria.

Number of endangered African Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei ssp. beringei) left in the wild:

  • In the region of 880 of these great apes survive in the wild.

Main Threats to endangered Mountain Gorillas:

  • Hunting by humans for bushmeat and human conflict.
  • Habitat loss and human diseases.

Best places to see African Mountain Gorillas in the wild: 

  • Central Africa: Rwanda, Uganda, and Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

Source: https://www.africanbudgetsafaris.com/blog/6-endangered-animals-to-see-on-safari/