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

Examples of lowland gorilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The western lowland gorilla is the most widespread of all gorilla subspecies, despite its endangered status. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Newborn gorilla spotted cuddling with mom in viral photos," 23 Sep. 2020 The western lowland gorilla is the most widespread of all gorilla subspecies, despite its endangered status. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Newborn gorilla spotted cuddling with mom in viral photos," 23 Sep. 2020 The western lowland gorilla is the most widespread of all gorilla subspecies, despite its endangered status. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Newborn gorilla spotted cuddling with mom in viral photos," 23 Sep. 2020 The Western lowland gorilla, native to the Congo River Basin in west central Africa, is the most numerous of all gorillas but is still critically endangered. Emily Woodruff, NOLA.com, "Baby gorilla's birth at Audubon Zoo was a bright spot; its death shows species' fragility," 10 Sep. 2020 The western lowland gorilla is the most widespread of all gorilla subspecies, despite its endangered status. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "World's youngest gorilla spotted being held by its mother just hours after arriving at a British zoo," 20 Aug. 2020 Pictures of a newborn western lowland gorilla recently went viral after its mother was spotted holding her offspring her arms. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Gorilla siblings spotted cuddling with each other in Prague Zoo," 25 Aug. 2020 Congratulations are in order for a western lowland gorilla at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans! Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Audubon Zoo Expecting First Critically Endangered Gorilla Baby in 24 Years," 6 July 2020 How did the 2016 death of the Western lowland gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo capture the nation's attention so completely, but the murders of teenagers often do not even flash across local news stations? cincinnati.com, "Behind the Black Lives Matter mural: Artists' speak to equality, family and hope," 19 June 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lowland gorilla.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of lowland gorilla

1927, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lowland gorilla

Time Traveler for lowland gorilla

Time Traveler

The first known use of lowland gorilla was in 1927

See more words from the same year

Statistics for lowland gorilla

Last Updated

28 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lowland gorilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowland%20gorilla. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on lowland gorilla

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lowland gorilla

Comments on lowland gorilla

What made you want to look up lowland gorilla? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!