Every year, World Gorilla Day kicks off. This day is celebrated by those who want to raise awareness about the critically endangered status of gorillas. World Gorilla Day is an opportunity to spread the word about the importance of protecting gorillas, and the need for people to not only care but also act. If you have some time, perhaps take a moment to learn more about these endangered primates and what you can do to help!
What are gorillas?
Gorillas are primates that inhabit the forests of central Africa. These animals are the largest living primates in the world. Gorillas are also the largest living primates on Earth. They share 97% of their DNA with humans, making them our closest relatives. Gorillas are herbivores and eat mostly leaves, shoots, and fruit. Gorillas have a lifespan of around 40 years in the wild. Gorillas are classified in the genus Gorilla.
Why are gorillas endangered?
The endangered species list is full of animals that are facing extinction. The list includes the gorilla, which is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Gorillas are an endangered species because:
- Of their naturally low reproductive rate and high infant mortality rate.
- They are killed in the wild and captured to be used in zoos and circuses.
- Their habitats are being destroyed by logging, mining, and human settlements. The only way to save gorillas is by conserving their habitats and stopping the poaching of gorillas.
What can you do to help?
World Gorilla Day is a day to celebrate gorillas and all the great work they do in the ecosystem. If you would like to contribute to World Gorilla Day, you can take action today! You can do this by volunteering at a local gorilla sanctuary, donating to the World Gorilla Foundation, or even donating money to a specific project. You can also help by spreading the word about World Gorilla Day. If you follow the steps above, you will be able to help make a difference in the world of gorillas.
We all know that gorillas are endangered and need our help to survive. We should all take the time to learn about these amazing animals and how we can help them survive. By educating ourselves on how to protect these animals, we can show our support for their survival.
We should all be doing our part to help these magnificent creatures by taking care of our environment and not destroying it.