Michael, the male silverback gorilla who grew up with Koko, had a working vocabulary of more than 600 signs. The way you can help keep gorillas from becoming extinct is that you can deny any gorilla parts that are being sold to you and report them to the authorities, donate money to the Gorilla Foundation at www.koko.org or to the zoo nearest you. The extinctions of these animals are in great danger. Just by simply destroying the forest, we are also destroying the habitats of smart gorillas. Because of human caused disorders and disasters, gorillas will not live for ever.
they help us just like we help them. they have a hard and complicated life and have to fight for survival unlike us. what some poachers need to realize is that they are killing the animals that one day could not be here. we always see them in zoos and other conservation areas but if the world keeps going as it is now we wont. page 4 Now that the gorillas are very close to being extinct is our job to help them and stop poaching and hunting.
Most species of wild primates live in rainforests on various continents. Hiding in the tops of trees is very common for many primates but several species live on the ground instead. Protecting Primates from Extinction The loss of natural habitat, disease and capture has reduced the number of many primate species. Hunters have captured large numbers of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans for circuses and zoos. Many hunters kill primates to use the fur, body parts or meat.
The members of the Order Primates, Family Hominidae are considered an endangered species. The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) populations have been diminished to areas of the Virunga Mountains of Central Africa that are found in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda. Description and Identification Mountain Gorillas are one of the largest existing primates, second only two its cousin, the Eastern Lowland Gorilla. Males on average grow to weigh 430 pounds and 59 inches tall. Females on the other hand are much smaller compared to males and grow up on average to weigh 220 pounds and 51 inches tall.
Have you ever wondered about gorillas? A gorilla is a very strong built great ape with a large head and short neck. Gorillas are the largest member of the primate family. Gorillas are quiet, shy, peaceful, and live in central Africa and tropical rainforests. Several thousand years ago, gorillas split from its closest relative the chimpanzees.
Great apes use their environment to build tools and to eat. If we continue to take away their primary food source, they are sure to die off. In addition to destroying their food resources, logging creates islands of rainforest. Cutting down trees, leaves gaps of open area. This causes an isolation of the great ape population.
First of all, habitat loss, where forests are replaced with farming lands so gorillas are forced to go up higher on the mountains to protect themselves from poachers (illegal hunters) and to guard their offspring. In addition that when a rebellion started in Rwanda in 1990, people escaped to the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) and because they needed nourishment to feed their families, people destroyed the rainforest by ... ... middle of paper ... ...ing gorillas where their main objective is: “The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Our international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild.” (“Saving a Species One Gorilla at a Time” 1). Taking everything into consideration, mountain gorillas, which are currently endangered, needs our efforts to help it survive the tough conditions it faces every day in its environment. Although many conservations are working on saving these peaceful animals, I believe that every single person should try helping at least by donating an amount of money even if it was small amount, it would save the balance of this environment.
These unnecessary prisons cause harm to animals that were meant to be in the wild and need to be stopped and shut down. Cramped, overcrowded zoos that are not educated on the proper diet and excersize patterns of animals are not a home for these helpless, wild animals. Insufficient and improper diet, insufficient space, boredom and depression, surplus animals, inbreeding, and a lack of educating the public are only some of the issues found in zoos. Zoos do more harm to wild animals than they help the animals. Among several other problems zoos force upon animals, starvation is one.
By 1900 lions were no longer found in Syria; today Asiatic lions are limited to the Gìr Sanctuary in India. Lions also roam Africa south of the Sahara, particularly the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This drastic reduction in range came about as humans and domestic livestock spread into savanna lands. Because lions live in open areas, they are easily shot by hunters and herders. Lions fur coats are a highly prized possession by poachers, and are worth a lot.
She is appalled by the poaching of the gorillas for their skins. She complains to the Ugandan government, which dismisses her by explaining that poaching is the only means by which some of the Ugandan natives can themselves survive. She doesn't accept this, and becomes a animal-rights activist, burning down the poachers' villages and staging a mock execution of one of the offenders. Dian Fossey first established family groups, which she simply referred to as “Groups”. She proved that gorillas have social bonds that are very family oriented.