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Cross River Gorilla
The Cross River gorilla is a Critically Endangered subspecies of the western gorilla. They live in small areas of highland forest that span the border of Nigeria and Cameroon. With the gorillas living in rugged forests and being cautious of human presence, it’s been difficult for researchers to study their population and distribution.
Wilder Institute, NCF, and the University of Calabar to discuss in detail the concept of the gorilla conservation project and roles of partners in the successful implementation of the project
Did you know?
Cross River gorillas closely resemble Western lowland gorillas, differing in their smaller skull to body ratio and tooth dimensions. To date, there is only one recorded Cross River gorilla in captivity, held at the Limbe Wildlife Center. Although it seems like a small number of gorillas in captivity, the pet trade has posed a large threat to other species of gorillas in the past, and will likely endanger the Cross River gorilla.