Habitat & Range
Western lowland gorillas are widely distributed throughout the Congo Basin, inhabiting Angola, Gabon Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea.
Inhabits a variety of moist, lowland forest types and swamps from sea level to about 8,000 feet (2,438 m).
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Population losses are due to illegal hunting, disease and habitat loss. Increased conversion of the gorillas’ habitat to agriculture is expected to increase. Illegal hunting continues despite intense anti-poaching efforts.
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