mountain gorilla


Definition of mountain gorilla

: a gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) inhabiting the Virunga mountain range

Examples of mountain gorilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The volcanic peaks of the Virunga Mountains—set along the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Rwanda—support a tangle of deep forests that shelter Africa’s rare mountain gorilla. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 10 Aug. 2022 Although the video shows the real lives of a mountain gorilla family, there is a story involved, complete with conflict as silverback gorilla Zirikana tries to assert himself against the family's dominant silverback Charles. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 28 July 2022 Just three years after the devastation, in 1997, Volcanoes Safaris was the first international outfitter to offer mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Christine Chitnis, ELLE, 24 May 2022 Beyond Gorillas Central Africa’s mountain gorilla success story—the population increased from 786 to 1,000 over the past decade—will always be a major draw. The Editors, Outside Online, 8 Sep. 2020 Visitors can experience an interactive exhibit located in the Cindy Broder Conservation Gallery that tells the story of mountain gorilla research and conservation from Fossey’s time to modern times. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2022 Rwanda Rwanda has reversed its mountain gorilla decline by developing conservation solutions that also help humans. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Dec. 2021 Other winning images included Kuwaiti photographer Majed Ali's shot of a mountain gorilla enjoying a rain shower, and a picture of fractured sea ice used as a birthing platform for seals by American photographer Jennifer Hayes. Jeevan Ravindran, CNN, 12 Oct. 2021 The photographer trekked for four hours to meet Kibande, a near-40-year-old mountain gorilla. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mountain gorilla

1922, in the meaning defined above

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31 Aug 2022

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“Mountain gorilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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