According to the mountain gorilla conservation fund website, there are less then 650 mountain gorillas in the wild. They are undergoing population decline due to loss of habitat, poaching and even human warfare. They have a low infant survival rate and do not mature sexually until about 15, causing low reproductive rates as well.
Mountain gorillas are considered a critically endangered species. From poaching to habitat loss and disease, the population of the remaining mountain gorillas is constantly being threatened. A census in 2003 showed that 340 gorillas inhabited the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. There were also approximately 30 gorillas left at the second population site in the mountainous region known as Virungas.
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