Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, located in the high mountains of western Uganda, is home to the world’s largest population of Mountain Silverback Gorillas. The forest shrouds itself in veils of mist to conceal the ever-growing wonders that have been hidden and forgotten in time.
The Mountain Silverback Gorillas have thicker and more abundant fur than other ape counterparts to combat harsh conditions in the high mountains. The estimated 880 of the remaining population, are located predominantly in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with others scattered through Virunga National Forest and the Congo Basin. The Mountain Silverback Gorillas unfortunately earned their critically endangered status due to civil conflict, deforestation, disease, poaching, and encroaching human populations which have caused the dwindling population.