WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLAS still critically endangered…

Smaller than  other gorilla species at 5-6 feet and 300-600 pounds for males , at least 5% of the population is lost annually for bushmeat or pet trade sales. Deforestration, human encroachment, road ibuilding,  all add to the already considerable threats to this unique population. The Republic of the Congo has  aggressive protective measures in place but it is always a contest between the poachers and law enforcement .220px-WesternLowlandGorilla03

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