Master of his Domain. Photograph by Christopher Whittier - A young silverback mountain gorilla pauses as the clouds lift to reveal Mt Sabinyo, one of the extinct Virunga volcanoes. Bushokoro, Northern Province, Rwanda
Half of the world's last remaining Mountain Gorillas on the planet are found in the Virunga Volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world. #Gorilla #TOMSAnimalInitiative
[Protected Status: ENDANGERED] There are roughly 700 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth; nearly half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa. Many conservation initiatives are meant to aid mountain gorillas, and it is believed that their numbers may be steady or slowly increasing. Still they continue to face major threats from habitat loss and poaching.