Much of the Maasai population does not speak Swahili, but it is the national language in Kenya; this phenomenon will be explained in the second course module.
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The situation over there is heartbreaking, but I guarantee your faith in humanity will be restored when you read about the people who are working to save them. About half of the remaining mountain gorillas are located in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.
Despite their giant, scary appearance they are largely non-aggressive. They are the largest living primates. With males weighing as much as lbs females are much smaller at around lbs and standing up to 5. There's never been a recorded case of a mountain gorilla killing someone.
This is a great video of a tourist sitting by his cabin and a group of wild mountain gorillas approaching him. The longer version with his commentary at the beginning is here. He decides when the group wakes or sleeps, when they eat, and has exclusive rights to mate with the females in the group.
Much like humans, the female mountain gorilla's estrus cycle is 28 days, their gestation period close to 9 months, and their babies, when born, are completely helpless.
They nurse them for around three years, and stop ovulating for three or more years after giving birth, lending to their small population size.
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Their babies are awfully cute, eh? They also like to get drunk on bamboo sap. This guy is going to have a really bad hangover tomorrow. Image by Rex Features.
So what's the problem for the mountain gorilla? These guys are limited to two patches of habitat in the world, which encompasses four national parks. They're stranded on islands in a sea of people. This is a areal photograph of the Mikeno sector of the park.
Showing agricultural land to the right, and forest to the left.
NASA I started writing an in depth section about habitat loss, but in doing so I realized that this topic is largely the symptom of two greater topics: Read on to see how it's all linked. Poaching As is the case with many endangered species, poaching is a harsh reality. Luckily, I don't think traditional medicine calls for the ingredient essence de mountain gorilla, unlike the rhino.
Poaching for the pet trade is one way mountain gorillas, mainly baby mountain gorillasare in danger. And since it is exceptionally hard to pry a baby away from it's very protective family, the method is usually to kill the family to acquire the baby. Poachers will kill for "trophies" to sell on the black market as well, usually heads, hands, and skulls.
A baby rescued from poachers in Picture courtesy of Virunga National Park. NPR A trophy gorilla hand. Locals will put out snares to catch animals for food, and to use a fishing term, the gorillas end up as "by-catch. It's no small problem either, inin two months of patrols, 1, snares were found by rangers.
Inseven mountain gorillas were caught in snaresand two died. This is a Virunga National Park ranger showing the snares collected in two months in Much like habitat loss, much of the poaching is also a symptom of the two greater issues of war and harvesting of natural resources, so I've weaved it into the respective sections below.
War It's nearly impossible to talk about anything related to the DRC and Rwanda over the past 20 years without mentioning war, and mountain gorillas are no exception.
The war on the eastern coast of the DRC, where Virunga National Park is located, has not only caused death and destruction for the people, but for the wildlife as well.
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