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    The Western Lowland Gorilla are native to central Africa and usually inhabits lowland swamps, mountainous forest, ancient woodlands, and second growth forest. They are warm blooded animals and are members of Chordata, Mammalia, Primates, and Hominidae. They are also members of the Gorilla geneus and Ggorilla species. Male Western Lowland Gorillas are generally between 1.5 to 1.8 meters, and their weight ranges from 140-270 kilograms. Females are smaller and lighter than their male counterparts. Western Lowland Gorillas have a dark colored pelt (brown, black, and dark gray) on their entire bodies except around the nose, lips, chests, ears, feet, fingers, and palms of hands. Gorillas have large skulls with tiny ear and small forward facing…

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    4. All of the western gorilla species are either endangered or critically endangered. The western lowland gorilla has an approximate population of 95,000, whereas the cross river gorilla population consists of about only 220 individuals. The population for western gorillas is decreasing. 5. There are two main threats to members of the western gorillas: commercial hunting and the Ebola virus. Due to an increase in logging production in Africa, where wild western gorillas reside, previously…

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    Gorilla Deforestation

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    To study and learn about our human ancestors from the past, one must look no further than the Gorilla gorilla gorilla, which we share almost 96 percent of DNA with. (Scally, A et al., 2012) These once abundant giants who used to inhabit large areas in Central Africa and surrounding countries, are now on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, illegal hunting for bush meat and diseases. To prevent the worst outcome from happening, it is essential that we as humans create sustainable…

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    Primate Observation Essay

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    zoo. For the purpose of observing two primates, I made a visit to Los Angeles Zoo on a very sunny day, September 4, 2016 at 1pm. My visit to the zoo was a quite exhausting one since the weather was almost 90 degrees and I was quite hungry. Luckily, at the zoo they had water misters by a children’s playground that really helped out with the hot weather and they also had food stands. Although, the food was expensive I was satisfied with the burger I got for six dollars. Once I refreshed a little…

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    Gorilla Research Paper

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    Do you want me to tell you about a gorilla who got shot in a zoo species? Well guess what you're in luck. I’m talking about the western lowland gorilla. They have the same fingerprint as us but also unique nose print. According to National Geographic's, it states that these animals stand at 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) and weigh 150-400 lbs. They have brownish-gray hair. They’re small yet strong. Again according to National Geographic's males are more aggressive and males are known as silveracks. And…

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    Gorilla Essay

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    History of The Gorilla Ecological distribution The first person who coined the word "gorilla", was Hanno, the navigator of Carthage. Two and a half thousand years ago, Galleys Hanno, looked for places that were suitable for colonization and moved along the coast of West Africa (Ахматов, 2006). Here in Sierra-Leone, Carthaginians met strange creatures. Marvelous sailors passed the logbook down so there would be a record about these wonderful creatures and about their experience of their first…

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    What is a Silverback Gorilla? Silverback Gorillas are the mature, older, male gorillas in a troop. We see Silverback Gorillas in all subspecies. While it is possible for multiple Silverbacks to exist in one troop of gorillas, a troop will always be led by one alpha Silverback, as opposed to younger black-back male counterparts. The troop’s alpha Silverback leads the group. He decides where they will travel to find food, what they eat, and where they will make nests for the night. Physical…

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    primates, one is apes and the largest of them is Gorilla (Vedder, 2008). My name is Zitti. I am a biologically female Cross river gorilla a subspecies of Western Gorilla (World Wildlife Fund, 2014). Others call me by my scientific name of Gorilla gorilla diehli but my friends call me Zitti which I prefer (World Wildlife Fund Global, 2014). You can call me Zitti, Gorilla gorilla diehli is too long and not unique. I live in Central Africa (Cross River Gorilla, 2014). To be specific “inside the…

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    Most people assume that gorillas are strong and durable creatures that could withstand anything. While gorillas are certainly strong, their survival requires a delicate balance of a safe habitat and a healthy, natural diet. There are many different types of gorillas and each species requires different needs based on their region. In particular, many of the gorillas in Africa are dwindling in numbers due to threats upon their natural habitat. According to Endangered Species…

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    Gorilla Research Paper

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    Writing Assignment #1: Gorilla Growing up, there was one movie that was constantly in the DVR. That movie was Tarzan. Watching it often as I came home from daycare, it was one of the few films my parents bought for my brothers and I to watch. I was fascinated by the idea of a man living with what I thought of at the time as monkeys. Much time has passed since then, and as I grew older, my perspective changed on what I once thought were noble beasts. After watching films like King Kong and…

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