We visited Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to learn about the lives of mountain gorillas from the African Wildlife Foundation.
Wild mountain gorillas lead peaceful lives and spend their days eating, sleeping, and playing. Although strong and powerful, gorillas are generally gentle and shy. They live in groups of up to 40 gorillas and are led by one dominant male called the silverback, named for the silvery gray hairs that grow when he matures. The silverback serves as the chief leader and protector of the group.