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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Alex Housden, who hosts the morning show at KOCO 5 TV, sparked outrage during a segment about a baby western lowland gorilla named Fin recording selfie videos. Gerren Keith Gaynor, Fox News, "TV host apologizes after saying black co-anchor looked like a gorilla," 28 Aug. 2019 Jason Hackett and Alex Housden, co-anchors for the morning news show at KOCO 5 TV, called up a video of Fin, the zoo’s baby western lowland gorilla. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, "A black TV host’s co-anchor compared him to a gorilla. He responded with humanity.," 27 Aug. 2019 Milwaukee County Zoo The Milwaukee County Zoo announced this morning that its baby female Western lowlands gorilla, Zahra, will be transferred to a different zoo. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo's baby gorilla will be transferred to a different zoo," 11 June 2018 According to Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered, plagued by exceptionally high levels of disease and hunting. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Trudy, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies at 63 in Arkansas," 26 July 2019 Western lowland gorillas typically live for 30-40 years in the wild and 50 years in captivity. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Trudy, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies at 63 in Arkansas," 26 July 2019 The western lowland gorilla is the most populous and widespread species of all gorillas, according to the World Wildlife Organization. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "The oldest living western lowland gorilla in a zoo has died at 63," 26 July 2019 Similarly, keepers were forced to shoot a western lowland gorilla named Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016 to protect a young child that had fallen into the great ape’s enclosure. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "How to be safe while visiting a zoo or other wildlife facility," 14 May 2019 Trudy, believed to be the oldest Western lowland gorilla in captivity, has died at the age of 63, the Little Rock Zoo announced Thursday night. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Trudy, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies at 63 in Arkansas," 26 July 2019

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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