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THE KINGDOM OF KONG

UGANDA

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Mountain gorillas are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. Mountain gorillas are not usually hunted for bushmeat, but they are frequently maimed or killed by traps and snares intended for other animals. They have been killed for their heads, hands, and feet, which are sold to collectors. Infants are sold to zoos, researchers, and people who want them as pets. Conservation efforts have led to an increase in overall population of the mountain gorilla in the Virungas and at Bwindi. The overall population is now believed to be at least 880 individuals. I've been following this gorilla family in Mt Gahinga in Uganda, trying to capture the beauty of their environment as well. Because if we want to preserve the mountain gorillas we must firs preserve our environment.