Mountain gorillas are strong, peaceful primates who live in the mountains of Africa. Unfortunately, they've suffered greatly from habitat loss, the animal trade, hunting, and war in the small area in which they live. This book explores the challenges that mountain gorillas have faced, and how they were nearly extinct in the wild. Readers will learn about conservation efforts for mountain gorillas, especially the amazing work of conservationist Dian Fossey. Breathtaking photographs of wild mountain gorillas will captivate readers, while sidebars and graphic organizers allow readers to gain a deeper understanding of the fact-filled text. Readers will come to understand the mountain gorilla's amazing resurgence--and how they can help.