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  • Western Gorilla Research Paper

    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 inaccessible forest areas have been cut down to create roads for logging trucks. These roads consequentially provide access to high density western gorilla populations which allow humans to kill them for bushmeat, which is the meat of wild African animals and is very popular in the continent, and for “trophy hunting”. A statistic to display the significance of this threat is Gabon experienced an estimated 56% decline in ape abundance from 1983 to 2000 because of commercial hunting. This threat is increasing due t and increase in logging production. The second major threat to western gorillas is…

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  • Gorilla Deforestation

    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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  • Essay On Silverback Gorillas

    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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  • I Am Zitti: An Autobiography

    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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  • Primate Observation Essay

    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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  • Primate Behavioral Habits

    Primate Research John Richard Tecuautzin Primate Research The purpose of this project is to do research and to take note of the behavioral habits between two primate species. This project will major on the orangutan species and the gorilla species. In addition to the research, I will allocate each primate time to enable me monitor their behavior and habits. Gorillas and the orangutans live in the forests where they spend most of their time in the trees and eat wild fruits and plants as…

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  • Gorilla Essay

    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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  • Gorilla Research Paper

    Title: Parents of Boy Rescued From Gorilla Investigated: Accident or Negligence? Category: News & Opinion Tags:Harambe, gorilla shot, Cincinnati gorilla Teaser: Police investigate the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, but are not recommending charges be laid. Article: The killing of 17-year-old Harambe, the 400-pound gorilla, to save the little boy who slipped into the animal's enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo has triggered outrage. Some say…

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  • Mountain Gorilla Research Paper

    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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  • Characteristics Of Panda And Gorilla-The Great Mammals

    Panda and Gorilla - The Great Mammals Have you ever wondered what kind of creatures line in the deep forest ? The panda and gorilla is two of the forest’s massive mammals . I am going to tell you about both of them The first creature i’m going to talk about is a panda . These are the nicest animals that you will ever see . Some of the traits of the panda are they have six fingers on their paw, also pandas have strong teeth . They even hug people . …

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