Western gorillas are smaller than the Eastern gorilla but not by much. They are very much the same in their physical appearance.
Is the most threatened of all subspecies by habitat loss, poaching and loss of genetic diversity. Characteristics of Gorilla gorilla diehli or Cross River gorilla.
Both of the species of gorillas are classified as endangered species. They are killed and then the meat of them, often referred to as bush meat, is sold for a profit.
Amazing photo gallery about Gorillas. Western Gorilla Close Up.