Explore went on a philanthropic fact-finding mission to Rwanda to study baby mountain gorillas. Observing baby gorillas with their mothers, very closely resembles the relationships between human mothers and their babies. There are only about 720-740 mountain gorillas left in the world. This is a very fragile population left in a very very fragile and dangerous environment in Africa. 30 % of baby gorillas die from illnesses before reaching their first birthday. Despite the high infant mortality rate, the mountain gorilla population is actually growing thanks to the efforts to control poaching and protect their natural habitat. Each new baby gorilla born means a chance of survival for the future of the Mountain Gorilla species.