Back in late 2016 when Vet Seekers established, we got involved
with the WWF Mountain Gorilla foundation and have been sponsoring
our named Gorilla “Harambe” on a monthly basis every since.
These great, glorious, fur-coated apes are some of our closest relatives. Sadly we may also be their biggest threat. People have been pushing into the mountain gorilla's forests in central Africa for decades – now there are only about 1000 of these splendid beasts in the wild.
Mountain gorillas generally live in groups of several females with their young and usually one dominant adult male – known as a ‘silverback' because of the patch of silver hair on his back and hips.
The main threat to gorillas is people and the associated increasing pressure on the gorilla's habitat. With so few individuals in the wild the mountain gorilla is listed as critically endangered. The good news is, their numbers have recently been rising. It's not too late for us to protect our mighty mountain cousins.
Affected by: Human wildlife conflict , Habitat loss and fragmentation , Extractives
By protecting mountain gorillas we're helping make sure their
environment stays healthy for the wildlife and people that depend
on it. Read more about the Mountain Gorillas on the WWF and how you
can help: https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/wildlife/mountain-gorillas