mountain gorilla


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

Examples of mountain gorilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the camps around Goma, many trek to the nearby Virunga National Park, famed for its mountain gorillas, in search of firewood. Declan Walsh Arlette Bashizi, New York Times, 17 Dec. 2023 In 1989, only about 620 mountain gorillas remained, an order of magnitude lower than historic population estimates. Tracy Scott Forson, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Sep. 2023 The trip's highlight is trekking through the rainforest with private guides and coming face-to-face with the majestic and endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi. Sandra MacGregor, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 In many countries, the government finds that people will pay to go and see, for example, mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Aimee White Beazley, Travel + Leisure, 23 Nov. 2023 Thanks to conversation efforts, more than 1,000 mountain gorillas roam Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo today. Tracy Scott Forson, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Sep. 2023 From trekking with mountain gorillas to a safari in Akagera National Park (and water skiing in one of Africa’s Great Lakes), there are at least a thousand reasons to visit the Land of a Thousand Hills. Katie Jackson, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2023 By contrast, the company’s Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet is a 22-day trip that explores the continent’s natural and manmade treasures, from the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the Serengeti to the mountain gorillas of Rwanda to the medina of Marrakech. Jaclyn Trop, Robb Report, 10 Aug. 2023 Matt Cardy/Getty Images In 1974, an infant mountain gorilla was born in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Stacy Rosenbaum, Fortune Well, 15 May 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mountain gorilla was in 1922

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“Mountain gorilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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