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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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 Koko, the western lowland gorilla who learned to speak sign language and had an affinity for kittens, died in her sleep Wednesday. Sophia Rosenbaum, Time, "Koko, the Cat-Loving Gorilla Who Learned Sign Language, Dies at 46," 21 June 2018 Remembering Cassius: Milwaukee County Zoo's western lowland gorilla patriarch Wochit Cassius, the 31-year-old gorilla at the Milwaukee County Zoo, died Thursday night. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cassius, a 31-year-old gorilla at the Milwaukee County Zoo, died Thursday night," 13 Apr. 2018 On a Friday morning in February, Ajari, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla at the Houston Zoo, is being wheeled into an exam room at the on-site animal hospital. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Texican: Up close and personal with a gorilla," 14 Feb. 2018 The infant was Zahra, the Milwaukee County Zoo's 9-month-old western lowlands gorilla. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keepers at Milwaukee County Zoo worked 24/7 to care for baby gorilla after its parents died," 29 June 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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