TROPICAL RAINFOREST FACTS

Silverback Gorilla Facts

Silverback Gorilla
Silverback Gorilla

Introduction

The Silverback Gorilla, a type of ape found in tropical rainforests, is also known as the Mountain Gorilla or the Eastern Lowland Gorilla. The fact that there are roughly 700 Silverbacks left in existence today reflects what humans have done to the population. When we continually cut down trees where gorillas live, we are slowly destroying their habitat which is one of the reasons why they have become an endangered animal. Poachers who capture and kill these animals to make a profit are also contributing to their decline. If aggressive action is not taken to preserve Gorillas and their habitat, kids of future generations may never know what its like to see a real Gorilla. More interesting information about this species is listed below.

Silverback Gorilla General Facts

Silverback Gorilla Breeding Facts