mountain gorilla

noun

Definition of mountain gorilla

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

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Democratic Republic of Congo Home to mountain gorillas, breathtaking forest and an active volcano, Alford plans to go to northeast DRC’s Virunga National Park this summer. David Ferry, SFChronicle.com, "5 places the world’s youngest globe-trotter can’t wait to revisit," 14 June 2019 Even rarer are those that destroy traps, limited among vertebrates to two groups of chimpanzees and mountain gorillas that disassemble poachers’ snares. Jake Buehler, Science | AAAS, "Watch an ant rip apart a spiderweb to rescue a sibling," 7 June 2019 The region’s mountain gorilla population dropped sharply in the past century because of poaching, illness and human encroachment. Washington Post, "Uganda counts gorillas amid tourism-boosting ‘baby boom’," 25 Apr. 2018 The four-night extension includes a journey through Kigali and Volcanoes National Park, home to the rare golden monkeys and mountain gorillas (starting in March, from $3,795). Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Five New Cruise Experiences We Can’t Wait For in 2019," 12 Dec. 2018 The mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park have long been the main wildlife draw here, but now travelers can base themselves in lodges on par with the best in Kenya and Botswana. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Tourism is a major source of revenue for Uganda’s government, which lists mountain gorillas and the big cats among the country’s top safari attractions. Washington Post, "Uganda says 11 lions killed by suspected poisoning in park," 13 Apr. 2018 After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. Christina Larson, The Seattle Times, "Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up," 14 Nov. 2018 To some, this is definitive proof that Bigfoot is as real as mountain gorillas or narwhals. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Science Meets Legend: The Story of Our Search for Bigfoot," 8 Oct. 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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