Human & Animal Health

Latest Mountain Gorilla Census Results

Mountain Gorilla Numbers on the Rise

A 2018 survey shows that mountain gorilla numbers have increased in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda and Sarambwe Reserve, DR Congo, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The 2018 Bwindi-Sarambwe mountain gorilla survey found a minimum of 459 mountain gorillas in these regions, an increase from the previous survey estimate in 2011 of 400. When combined with the 2015-2016 population survey results of 604 mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif, the total world population of endangered mountain gorillas now stands at 1,063.