Mount Mikeno

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Mount Mikeno is a volcanic mountain located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo section of the Virunga Mountains along with Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Nyamuragira, Mount Karisimbi, and Mount Bisoke. At 4,437 metres (14,557 ft) Mount Mikeno is the second highest peak in the Virunga Mountains and the 13th highest mountain of Africa.

Mount Mikeno is home to wildlife such as the mountain gorilla which is on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and war. The mountain gorilla has an estimated population of 790.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 1°27′50″S 29°25′06″E / 1.46389°S 29.41833°E / -1.46389; 29.41833