"Gorillas are gentle giants and display many human-like behaviors and emotions, such as laughter and sadness. In fact, gorillas share 98.3% of their genetic code with humans, making them our closest cousins after chimpanzees and bonobos. The largest of the great apes, gorillas are stocky animals with broad chests and shoulders, large, human-like hands, and small eyes set into hairless faces. The two gorilla species live in equatorial Africa, separated by about 560 miles of Congo Basin forest. Each has a lowland and upland subspecies. Gorillas live in family groups of usually five to 10, but sometimes two to more than 50, led by a dominant adult male—or silverback—who holds his position for years. Only 17% of the gorilla population currently lives in protected regions, and vast areas of gorilla forest has already been lost. That destruction continues as logging companies open up fast tracks of forest, forests are cleared to make space for subsistence farming or ape habitat becomes fragmented by road building. Apes are also being killed primarily to supply high-end demand for meat in urban centers, where the consumption of ape meat is considered to be prestigious amongst the wealthy elite." You can learn more and find ways to help at www.worldwildlife.org
- Connects us with nature
- Inspires us to be strong in body, mind and spirit
- Grounds and protects us
- Aids in personal growth
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Please note: Unless otherwise specified, bracelets shown are size Small. Each size will have a different number of beads and a different pattern. Also, due to the natural state of our wood beads, slight variations in color and shape is possible.