This is the dominant silverback of the Umubano family. His name is Charles and he is a very brave leader. At the time of this photo, he was the only silverback in his family. Currently, there is another silverback in the family named Bunyenyeri. However, Charles continues to be the dominant leader..
The mountain gorilla is one of the two subspecies 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 . The other is found in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Some primatologists say that the Bwindi population in Uganda may be a separate subspecies, though no description has.. more