Add Eastern Gorillas To The List Of Critically Endangered Species
Both subgroups of the eastern gorilla have moved from endangered to the "red list" of critically endangered species.By Lindsey Pulse | September 5, 2016
Eastern gorillas are in trouble. Both subgroups of the apes have been moved to the critically endangered list.
The animals, which are the largest species of apes in the world, were added to the "red list" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature on Sunday.
The population of Grauer's gorillas, formerly known as eastern lowland gorillas, has decreased by about 77 percent in just over two decades.