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Western Lowland Gorilla (Female)

Gorilla gorilla gorilla

Description:

This is a mom and her new baby (born Friday, June 17, 2011)! She a brown and gray Ape with a yellowish forehead and an overhanging tip on its nose. "It's the smallest subspecies of gorilla. A male standing erect can be 5–6 feet (1.5–1.8 m) tall and weigh 300–600 pounds (140–270 kg). Females stand 5 feet (1.5 m) tall and weigh half as much as males." - Wikipedia

Habitat:

San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It "lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon." - Wikipedia

Notes:

This is the real scientific name :)

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10 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 6 years ago

Thank you harsuame!

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Grandiosas series genial

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 6 years ago

Hi hillsofhome, I just looked it up and this little boy is nearly 10 months old. I didn't see him feeding but I'm sure the crowd would love to see it. Unfortunately many don't feel the same way about people as you well know.

hillsofhome
hillsofhome 6 years ago

I wonder how old the baby is. Being a breastfeeding educator and supporter, I'd love to see this little guy nursing. Bet THIS mom doesn't hesitate to nurse in public!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 6 years ago

Ha ha! That's a great idea. I hadn't really noticed until this spotting. I had to check a couple references before I was convinced.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

I will be on the Look out!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Emma, keep your eyes peeled; there are more than a few.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Cindy, I think just for fun, there should be a mission of organisms where the genus and species (and sub-species) names are all the same like this Gorilla gorilla gorilla.

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 6 years ago

Nice picture...

patty
patty 6 years ago

Nice "gorilla gorilla gorilla" =) and beautiful pictures =)

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.10, Long: -116.99

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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