lowland gorilla


Definition of lowland gorilla 

: either of two gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla or G. gorilla graueri) that inhabit lowland rain forests of west central Africa

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Over the past two months, Kwame, a western lowland gorilla, has taken up the role left vacant by Leo, who passed away at age 40, in March. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "New ape in town: Kwame makes rare alpha-male debut at Woodland Park Zoo," 9 Nov. 2018 Milwaukee County Zoo The Milwaukee County Zoo announced today that its baby Western lowlands gorilla, Zahra, has been moved to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Zoo's baby gorilla was transferred to Columbus Zoo & Aquarium," 13 June 2018 The western lowland gorilla is considered critically endangered, and experts estimate there are just 200,000 living in their native habitat, according to the news release. Matthew Walberg, chicagotribune.com, "Brookfield Zoo's baby female gorilla is given the name Ali," 2 July 2018 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has a Species Survival Plan (SSP) for Western lowlands gorillas, and the Milwaukee County Zoo is following that plan. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo's baby gorilla will be transferred to a different zoo," 11 June 2018 The Milwaukee zoo still has four Western lowlands gorillas, two of whom (Shalia and Sulaiman) were part of the original gorilla family unit. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Zoo's baby gorilla was transferred to Columbus Zoo & Aquarium," 13 June 2018 At 5 weeks, the young western lowland gorilla was seen to have two lower incisors. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Infant gorilla now teething, National Zoo says," 8 June 2018 Cassius was the zoo's 31-year-old dominant male lowlands gorilla. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo gorillas died from gastrointestinal infections, probably E. coli," 7 June 2018 The Smithsonian’s National Zoo resident is a western lowland gorilla, and a bold one at that. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "WATCH: 10-Week-Old Baby Gorilla Takes His First Steps, Makes Uncertainty Look Adorable," 10 July 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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