lowland gorilla

noun

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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Ali, born June 1, is the latest addition to the zoo’s family of western lowland gorillas, which are native to the forests in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria Congo and Angola, according to a news release Monday from the zoo. Matthew Walberg, chicagotribune.com, "Brookfield Zoo's baby female gorilla is given the name Ali," 2 July 2018 Below, groups of Gabon’s western lowland gorillas are being trained to be used to the sight of people in order to spur tourism. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, "Roughing It: Tourists Are Boldly Going Into African Trouble Spots," 19 Oct. 2018 Now Calaya, a 15-year-old female western lowland gorilla at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is about to have her first baby. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "National Zoo awaits arrival of its first baby gorilla in nine years," 26 Mar. 2018 Western lowland gorillas are native to West Africa and are critically endangered. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "New ape in town: Kwame makes rare alpha-male debut at Woodland Park Zoo," 9 Nov. 2018 The group also includes Tumani, an 11-year-old female Western lowland gorilla from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Praline, a female New Orleans native. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "'A sea of dead horses' at Texas ranch: report," 11 Apr. 2018 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

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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