Mountain gorillas are endangered – there are an estimated 1,063 in the wild according to the latest census results (which come out every 5-10 years). 

Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are classified as endangered by the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, they were previously classified as critically endangered until as recently as 2018. Thanks to conservation efforts by private organizations and various government interventions, the world mountain gorilla population finally started to increase after many years in decline. At present, they are the only great ape with an increasing population.

  • IFAW: Overview, threats, and how you can help the mountain gorilla.
  • WWF: Discover 10 facts about the mountain gorilla, the issues they are facing, and what you can do to help.

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