VIRUNGA, DRC SEPTEMBER 30: An endangered mountain Silverback Gorilla plays in the forest on September 30, 2006 in the Virunga National Park outside Goma, DRC. Only about 380 of these Gorillas can be found in the DRC. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International runs programs to save the endangered mountain Gorillas. Dian Fossey started the research of these Gorillas in 1967 and many of the Gorillas are monitored by staff on a daily basis. They are endangered because of war, lack of protection, and loss of habitat, poaching and disease. There?s only about 6-700 mountain Gorillas the Virunga mountain range shared by DRC, Rwanda and Uganda..(Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images).