Existing in only two known regions—in the Virunga Volcanoes Region in the Uganda-Rwanda-Democratic of Congo borders and the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, these highly social primate have been threatened by poaching of their bush meat and are usually killed by traps and snares intended for other animals. Habitat loss is considered one of the most severe threats to mountain gorilla population as the forests where these gorillas live are surrounded by rapidly increasing human settlement.
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