Mountain gorilla

subspecies of the eastern gorilla

Mountain gorillas are gorillas from Eastern Africa. Some live in the Virunga Mountains of Central Africa, within three national parks. The other lives in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda.

Mountain gorilla
Female and juvenile
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Genus: Gorilla
G. b. beringei[1]
Trinomial name
Gorilla beringei beringei[1]
Matschie, 1903
Distribution range in blue


  1. Groves, Colin (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 181–182. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
  2. Hickey, J. R.; Basabose, A.; Gilardi, K. V.; Greer, D.; Nampindo, S.; Robbins, M. M.; Stoinski, T. S. (2018). "Gorilla beringei ssp. beringei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T39999A17989719.