Lowland Gorilla with Baby Toy
Like all gorilla species, lowland gorillas are sadly endangered. They suffer from the most common forms of depopulation, including poaching and deforestation resulting in a loss of habitat. However, gorillas are also susceptible to diseases such as Ebola. In fact, past Ebola outbreaks had moved lowland gorillas from endangered to critically endangered. Still, numbers have begun to stabilized and rebound and there is hope for the lowland gorilla going forward.