Extremely Rare Cross River Gorillas Caught on Camera in Nigeria

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Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) group including adults and young of different ages in the Mbe Mountains, Nigeria. Image credit: WCS Nigeria.

Sci-News.com reports: “The Cross River gorilla is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) found only in an isolated region along the Nigeria/Cameroon border. It is the most endangered gorilla subspecies, numbering only around 300 individuals.”
“Once presumed extinct in Nigeria and only rediscovered in the 1980s, approximately 100 Cross River gorilla individuals live in Nigeria in three contiguous sites in Cross River State: the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park, Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mbe Mountains Community Forest.”

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