Western lowland gorilla

Western lowland gorilla

SUBSPECIES OF

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Infraorder
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Gorilla gorilla gorilla
WEIGHT
275 kg
WINGSPAN
males 175 cm; females 125 cm

The western lowland gorilla is one of two subspecies of the western gorilla that lives in montane, primary and secondary forest and lowland swampland in central Africa in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. It is the nominate subspecies of the western gorilla, and the smallest of the four gorilla subspecies. The western lowland gorilla is the only subspecies kept in zoos with the exception of Amahoro, a female eastern lowland gorilla at Antwerp Zoo, and a few mountain gorillas kept captive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Di

Diurnal

Fo

Folivore

He

Herbivore

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Te

Territorial

Gr

Grazing

Po

Polygyny

Po

Polygamy

Do

Dominance hierarchy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

W

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Western lowland gorilla habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
9 months
BABY CARRYING
1
INDEPENDENT AGE
3 to 4 years

References

1. Western lowland gorilla Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_lowland_gorilla
2. Western lowland gorilla on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/9406/136251508

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