The Cross River Gorilla, with fewer than 300 individuals estimated to exist in the wild, is the most endangered of the gorilla subspecies, and is listed by the IUCN as Critically Endangered. This is the highest ranking for species that remain in the wild, and means the Cross River gorilla is at risk of extinction.
Cross River Gorillas
Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Western Lowland Gorillas
Africa’s Most Endangered Great Ape
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STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Conservationists have captured images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria’s Mbe mountains – a sign that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. Only 300 Cross River gorillas (Gorilla gorilla...
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