lowland gorilla


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

Examples of lowland gorilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists estimate the population of wild western lowland gorillas has decreased by 60% in the past 20 to 25 years. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 30 May 2023 Harambe was one of 10 western lowland gorillas at the Cincinnati Zoo. Keely Brown, The Enquirer, 26 May 2023 In the Cuvette-Centrale basin in Congo, a dense and ecologically thriving forest that's home to the largest population of lowland gorillas, sections of the peatlands — the continent's largest — went up for oil and gas auction last year. Wanjohi Kabukuru, ajc, 8 Apr. 2023 Swahili is an African language; western lowland gorillas are native to Africa, living in rainforests where their numbers are said to be in decline. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 11 June 2023 Western lowland gorillas can live into their 50s under human care, according to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute. oregonlive, 21 July 2023 In a shocking but nonetheless joyous turn of events, an Ohio zoo discovered upon the birth of its newest western lowland gorilla that the baby's mother was not male — as the zookeepers initially thought — but female. Nikki Dobrin, Peoplemag, 21 July 2023 Western lowland gorilla born at Fort Worth Zoo The zoo says the adorable infant appears to be a healthy female. Dave Alsup, CNN, 21 July 2023 The zoo welcomed the newborn Western lowland gorilla around noon on July 19. Joey Morona, cleveland, 20 July 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lowland gorilla was in 1927

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“Lowland gorilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowland%20gorilla. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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