eastern gorilla

[ ees-tern guh-ril-uh ]
/ ˈis tərn gəˈrɪl ə /


a very large, thick-furred gorilla (Gorilla beringei) that lives peaceably in stable family groups: its two subspecies, the eastern lowland gorilla and the mountain gorilla, are both critically endangered.

Origin of eastern gorilla

First recorded in 1920–25
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