There are two species of gorillas: the western gorilla, Gorilla gorilla, and the eastern gorilla, Gorilla beringei. The western gorilla has two subspecies: the Cross River gorilla and the western lowland gorilla. The eas... More »

Gorillas are a large species of primate that live in a few small portions of Africa. There are four different subspecies, and all are considered endangered. The western lowland gorilla has the largest population at up to... More »

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The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: eastern gorillas and western gorillas. The scientific name of eastern gorillas is Gorilla beringei, and the scientific name of western gorillas is Gorilla gorilla. More »

The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: eastern gorillas and western gorillas. The scientific name of eastern gorillas is Gorilla beringei, and the scientific name of western gorillas is Gorilla gorilla. More »

Gorillas live in tropic and sub-tropic environments in the rain forests of Africa. They inhabit both the lowlands and mountains. When living in the lowlands, they live in forests and alongside swamps. The Albertine Rift ... More »

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The typical gorilla diet includes bark, bamboo shoots, leaves, fruit, flowers, roots and stems, while the western lowland gorilla also eats ants, termites and larvae. The gorilla's diet changes based on location and the ... More »

All species of gorillas are becoming endangered and potentially extinct due to habitat loss, disease and poaching. A gorilla's only natural predator in the wild is the leopard. More »