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eastern lowland gorilla

[ ees-tern loh-luhnd guh-ril-uh ]
/ ˈis tərn ˈloʊ lənd gəˈrɪl ə /
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noun

a black gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), a subspecies of the eastern gorilla and the largest living primate, living in the mountainous and lowland forests of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: a victim of illegal hunting, habitat destruction, and civil unrest, it is listed as critically endangered.

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Also called Grauer's gorilla .

Origin of eastern lowland gorilla

First recorded in 1920–25
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