What do Mountain Gorillas Eat? : The mountain gorillas in Africa have gained popularity over the years being endangered primate species that re endemic to the Albertine rift which has attracted a number of travellers that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Africa. for the travellers interested in mountain gorilla trekking in Africa they will get the chance to observe a number of rewarding features of the species when you participate in gorilla trekking in the different destinations among the different destinations for gorilla trekking in Africa.
For gorilla trekking in Uganda, you will have an amazing experience participating in gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you can also participate in Gorilla habituation in Uganda. For the mountain Gorillas in Congo, you can watch the gorillas by participating in gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park where you can also visit the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage where you can volunteer for a day to take care of the gorillas for a day and for the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda you will have an amazing experience by participating in gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park which involves hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda which will give you access to the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda
Interesting about the mountain gorillas is the fact that they are quite different from the different gorilla species that can be seen during gorilla trekking in Africa. there are a number of gorilla species that can be seen like the cross-river gorillas, western lowland gorillas and the Eastern lowland gorillas that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park. the mountain gorillas to be quite different from the other gorilla species is the fact that they can be seen in the mountainous areas in elevations between 8,000 feet to 13,000 feet and have thicker fur compared to other gorilla species in the wild.
While visiting the mountain gorillas in Africa, you will have the chance to access the gorilla family for one hour which will give you the opportunity to observe the behaviour of the species in the wild and as you get to spend time with them, you will get to understand what the diet of the mountain gorillas. The mountain gorillas are omnivorous species that can be seen eating vegetation and this is evident when you get to the habituated gorilla families where they can be seen eating a number of edible plants like wild celery, edible flowers, celery and other interesting vegetation covers. It should be noted the gorillas can travel up-to 200 metres in search of food in situations where there is food scarcity during the dry season however important to note about the species is the fact that in situations where fruit is readily available other vegetation is abandoned for them to feast on the fruits in the wild.
However, although the gorillas can be seen feasting on a number of small insects like invertebrates that can be seen for instance the centipedes, millipedes can be seen being eaten by the gorillas but important to note the invertebrates are like snacks that they munch on as they prepare for the bigger meals which involves the different vegetation covers. While participating in the primate safaris in Africa, there are a number of activities that you can participate in while you visit the country for an amazing safari experience in the wild and these include;
Golden monkey trekking in Uganda that is carried out in Mgahinga National Park, Golden monkey trekking in Virunga National Park where you will get to watch the behaviour of the primates that are endemic to the Albertine rift.
You can also participate in chimpanzee trekking which will give you the chance to observe the behaviour of the chimpanzee species in the wild. chimpanzee trekking experience can be carried out in chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park but you can also participate in chimpanzee habituation in Uganda which will give you the chance to participate in training the chimpanzees to get accustomed to human presence, you will also have the chance to participate in chimpanzee trekking in Virunga National Park and also get to visit Lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary which will give you the opportunity to spend time with the species and also get to volunteer with the species for an amazing safari experience that will give you an amazing safari experience in Africa.