Lukas Spieker

A silverback of the Rugendo mountain gorilla group in the Virunga volcano mountains in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mountain gorillas live in groups of usually one silverback leader, and a number of females, and babies. Silverback gorillas can reach a height of more than two meters and a weight of more than 200 kilograms. Mountain gorilla are an endangered species due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and war.