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gorilla

(gə-rĭl′ə)
n.
Either of two large apes (Gorilla gorilla or G. beringei) native to the forests of equatorial Africa, having a stocky body and coarse dark brown or black hair.

gorilla

the biggest and strongest of the anthropoid apes; Gorilla gorilla of the family Pongidae. Up to 6 ft tall and 500 lb, mostly terrestrial, fruit-eating primate, with a ferocious appearance but gentle nature if unprovoked and a legendary involvement with human adventure. Include G. g. beringei, the mountain gorilla.
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All the new gorillas are made from sheet metal discs which are individually hand-beaten.
Columbus also has a long history of caring for gorillas.
Evidence for an alpha-herpesvirus indigenous to mountain gorillas.
Cross River gorillas differ from other lowland gorillas in their physical appearance, their diet and local tool culture (tool use) and their more terrestrial lifestyle.
In 2008, support from the Great Ape Conservation Fund helped the Cameroon government create two new protected areas--the Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary and Takamanda National Park--that will benefit roughly one-quarter of all known Cross River gorillas.
Grauer's gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) are classified as "endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, and, like mountain gorillas, are considered at high risk for extinction within several decades.
Yeboah was the second male gorilla to die at the zoo after Bobby, a 25-year-old silverback, died in December 2008.
Gorillas - yes it really is called that - to raise funds and awareness of the threats facing gorillas and other apes in the wild, as well as celebrating the zoo's birthday.
Salome keeps the baby very close and we are keen to give the gorillas space, therefore it is still too early to determine the baby's sex.
Tony, a University of Bristol postgraduate, of St Paul's in the city, said: "I wanted to see all 61 gorillas before they are auctioned off.
Uganda is home to nearly half of the world's mountain gorillas that remain in the wild.
Then Little Gorilla had an idea: He gathered up Caterpillar's branches and walked to Father Gorilla.