Even in the 9th century, the animal world in Uganda was very rich, both in the number of species and the number of animals.

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Human activity in the 20th century, especially the civil war, when animals were killed for food purposes, caused a drastic decline in the number of animals. Hippos and crocodiles suffered the least damage.

One of the last places where the mountain gorilla can be found is the Virunga Mountains - a volcanic mountain range in eastern Africa.