Types of Gorillas
The mountain gorilla is one of the world’s most endangered primates. Estimations indicate that there are only about 300 mature individuals left in the wild.
This subspecies, the biggest of all primates in the world, inhabits mountain tropical forests and lowland tropical forests.
The western lowland gorilla is the smallest subspecies, but the body of both genders is robust and powerful. Interesting facts about Gorilla gorilla gorilla.
Is the most threatened of all subspecies by habitat loss, poaching and loss of genetic diversity. Characteristics of Gorilla gorilla diehli or Cross River gorilla.
Western gorillas are smaller than the Eastern gorilla but not by much. They are very much the same in their physical appearance.
The Eastern gorilla is the largest primate in the world. There are a couple of sub species of it including the Eastern Lowland gorilla and the Mountain gorilla.
There are only two species of gorillas in the world – the Eastern and the Western. For each group there are a couple of sub species.