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The mountain gorilla has quite a few adaptations that allow this endangered species to continue to survive in the rainforest. One example is their herbivorous diet. Being able to eat with easy access to a densely vegetated rainforest, removes the need for them to travel long distances in search of food. The gorilla’s hair protects them from insects and keeps them warm and their flat teeth allow them to eat a variety of foods. Behaviorally, gorillas are quite peaceful, and tend to avoid conflicts. This decreases their chances of dying as a result of regular fights. In order for the mountain gorilla to increase and maintain their population, and adapt to climate change, they will have to evolve. Since climate change leads to forest degradation, gorillas may have to expand their diets, possibly by being omnivores. Having lighter skin could also help to absorb less heat in the sun.