Can Gorillas Survive in Captivity? – Congo Gorilla Safari News
Gorillas are the largest primates that fall under the Ape category. They are the only animals that possess a 95% DNA of human beings.
Virunga National Park is in the Kivu premises is also a good spot for gorilla trekking. Virunga national park encompasses enthralling mighty silverback gorillas.
Wildlife in Uganda is also filled with a number of gorilla families that you could pick interest in. Uganda safari trips can have activities like Uganda gorilla tracking safaris.
Many tourists enjoy having Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi impenetrable forest. During such activities tourists also get the chance to do hiking activities in mountainous regions.
The biggest number of gorilla habitats are always natural based. Most gorillas can survive up to 50years while in the wilderness regions.
Many experiments have been made on gorillas in the European countries. Gorillas habits, behaviors, character traits etc. have been studied since time in memorial.
In actual reality, reputable wildlife organizations can not take gorillas captive because they do know the advantages and disadvantages of it.
Naturally, gorillas are primates that have a specific routine. From there feeding, movements, reproduction, family formation and space as well.
It isn’t so easy to meet all their needs while in captivity. It is also difficult to put gorillas in captivity because they are becoming extinct. They are not found everywhere.
Do You Think Gorilla Captivity is Good?
According to research done, if gorillas are in captive areas, there way of life is completely altered. For example, gorillas are used to feeding themselves and they always have set periods when they look for food.
This helps them to do daily exercise. But when in captivity, they feed more than they have to causing obesity in gorillas. It is also common for gorillas in captivity to die at early stages because of heart diseases or heart failure.
Gorillas are also very intelligent creatures. They can relate with one another, have emotions, have social life and many other effects.
This makes them have similar traits to humans. The Great Ape Project an international organization was established to help in preserving, protecting the rights of the gorillas. Because they are also living creatures, they have the right to freedom, protection and should be free from torture and harassment.
Let’s try to protect the environment, fauna and flora and the wildlife in their original habitats. It is a task that was given to us by our Creator from the creation of this world.
Article by Prime Uganda safaris and tours Ltd
Can gorillas survive in captivity? – Congo Gorilla Safari News.
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