Endangered Species: Cross River Gorilla

Endangered Species: Cross River Gorilla

Cross River Gorilla

Extinction Risk: Critically Endangered

Population: 200 to 300 individuals

Found: Cameroon and Nigeria (about twice the size of Rhode Island)

You probaly have not heard of this species, but it is very similar to normal gorillas. This species lives in about 11 seperate pacts of about 27 per pact! They have a very  great chance of going extinct.  They have been hunted to this point of near extinction, and now the World Wildlife Foundation is stepping in and protecting the gorillas. Imagine going to a zoo and not seeing your favorite animals like gorillas.  If poaching and deforestation continues, that may be exactly what happens.