mountain gorilla

noun

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 In Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, an extremely rare silverback mountain gorilla was killed this June, the first such killing the park had seen in nine years. Natalie Gallón, CNN, 2 Oct. 2020 The final social post announcement on Instagram of ‘Intego’ as the name for the baby mountain gorilla, garnered over 1.4 million reactions. National Geographic, 15 Nov. 2020 Attenborough responds, using the example of the mountain gorilla. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 3 Oct. 2020 Using the example of the mountain gorilla, Attenborough explained in kid-friendly terms that with enough worldwide support, no animal need go extinct again. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 3 Oct. 2020 The group was the first to reside in the southern section of the park that is home to about half of the world's mountain gorilla population. Samson Ntale, CNN, 30 July 2020 The mountain gorilla rebound is impressive in the light of the animal’s unhurried reproductive biology. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 Watching a Test, then, is like trekking to see a mountain gorilla—an opportunity not to be spurned. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2020 East Africa's mountain gorilla population dropped sharply in the past century because of poaching, illness and human encroachment. Rodney Muhumuza, Star Tribune, 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of mountain gorilla

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Mountain gorilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20gorilla. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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