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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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The survival of even that many mountain gorillas amid such chaos is almost a miracle.
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Although some of the keepers were gorilla experts, not one had experience with a newborn gorilla.
Ebola infected people along the Congo-Gabon border in 2001, and a rash of gorilla carcasses turned up in and around the preserve starting in mid-2002.
The number killed was a conservative estimate, assuming only half the gorilla population density typical of the region.
When we asked to meet the gorilla chief we didn't expect to be crouching three feet away from him in the dense shade of a bamboo thicket.
Movement of the gorillas has prompted the three countries - Congo, Rwanda and Uganda to form a task force to harmonize gorilla tourism.
The human surrogates taught her to act like a gorilla and then placed her with two female gorillas.