Mountain Gorilla

Mountain Gorilla

Gorilla beringei beringei The mountain gorilla, who got recognition after the research of the legendary primatologist Dian Fossey, is one of the world’s most endangered primates. The word “beringei” of its scientific name comes from the surname of...
Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Gorilla beringei graueri The eastern lowland gorilla is the largest of all gorilla subspecies. It has an intimidating size, making it the biggest of all primates in the world. Its scientific name is in honor of the Austrian scientist Rudolf Grauer, who first...
Western Lowland Gorilla

Western Lowland Gorilla

Photo taken by: Adrian Pingstone. Gorilla gorilla gorilla The western lowland gorilla is the subspecies of the western gorilla with the largest number of individuals, the most popular and usually the one found in parks and zoos. It is also the most researched...
Cross River Gorilla

Cross River Gorilla

Photo taken by: Julielangford. Gorilla gorilla diehli This subspecies of the western gorilla is unfortunately known for being the most threatened of all subspecies. It was initially considered a new species in 1904 when it was named Gorilla diehli, but its lifestyle...