There are four subspecies of gorillas, two of which are categorized as western gorillas, and two as eastern gorillas. All of these subspecies - western lowland gorilla, Cross River gorilla, Grauer's and mountain gorillas - are found only in Africa and all are threatened with extinction in the wild. Gorillas continue to face threats such as hunting for the pet and bushmeat trades, as well as habitat loss caused by logging, mining and human encroachment. These majestic great apes vary in population and distribution across their range states, yet share a common need: Each of the four subspecies requires active conservation measures and commitment to ensure their future survival in the wild.
Western Lowland GorillasCross River GorillasGrauer's GorillasMountain Gorillas