AURIFIL - Cross River Gorilla
Aurifil’s Cross River Gorilla thread set was created in tribute to this elusive and regal creature. It features 3 large spools of our 40wt thread in 3 hues of purple— a warm, a medium, and a dark— 2562, 2520, & 2545.
The Cross River Gorilla has been marked as Critically Endangered, with only about 200 to 300 of them left in the wild. There are at least 11 groups of Cross River Gorillas across the lowland montane forests and rainforests of Cameroon and Nigeria, an area of 3,000 square miles, or about twice the size of Rhode Island.
This precious habitat has been increasingly threatened by a growing human population, clearing forests for timber and to create fields for farming. Cross River gorillas are also at risk for poaching.
Efforts to protect these animals are focused on securing the forests that house them. WWF and partners have worked with the governments of Cameroon and Nigeria to create a protected area for the Cross River gorilla that spans the border of these two nations. (Source: WWF)