The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the two sub-species of the eastern gorilla. There are two populations. One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three National Parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The other is found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Some primatologists say that the Bwindi population in Uganda may be a separate sub-species. As of spring 2010, the estimated total number of mountain gorillas worldwide is 790.
Scientific classification: Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata,
Class: Mammalia, Order: Primates, Family: Hominidae, Genus: Gorilla, Species: Gorilla.
Beringei Subspecies: Gorilla. Beringei. Beringei.