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...
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...
Eastern Gorilla

Eastern Gorilla

Eastern¬†Gorilla –¬†Gorilla beringei It is one of the largest primates in the world. It has two subspecies: the Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) and the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). ¬† Description Eastern gorillas have a robust...
Facts about Gorillas

Facts about Gorillas

Top Gorilla Facts There are several interesting facts that everyone should know about gorillas. While some are just unique information, they are still worth learning! Gorillas are not monkeys. Many people wrongly think they are, although all are primates, monkeys have...