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

Examples of lowland gorilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Wednesday, the zoo revealed in a press release that a male western lowland gorilla was born on Oct. 26 to mom Nneka, 23, and dad Mokolo, 34. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 4 Nov. 2021 The western lowland gorilla, the type of gorilla typically found in zoos, has the most robust population, with about 350,000 animals in the wild. Sara Tabin, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Want to see a western lowland gorilla without having to venture halfway across the world and navigate all the Covid restrictions that would entail? Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 8 Nov. 2021 This week, staff at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, announced the arrival of two new additions: a Nile hippopotamus calf born on July 12 and a western lowland gorilla following on July 13. Kate Hogan, PEOPLE.com, 16 July 2021 On Tuesday, a baby western lowland gorilla was born backstage to mom Azizi. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 16 July 2021 The western lowland gorilla, who celebrated his milestone on Sunday, is the world's oldest living male gorilla - and the oldest male gorilla on record, according to his caretakers at Zoo Atlanta. Kate Hogan, PEOPLE.com, 23 June 2021 Kangu, who lives in the semi-freedom conditions in Lesio Louna reserve in the Republic of Congo, is a western lowland gorilla, now 20 years old and who has lived most of those years in London zoo. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 6 June 2021 The 450-pound silverback western lowland gorilla is nearly impossible to forget – the internet has made sure of that. Keely Brown, The Enquirer, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of lowland gorilla

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lowland gorilla was in 1927

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4 Dec 2021

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“Lowland gorilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowland%20gorilla. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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