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mountain gorilla

[ moun-tn guh-ril-uh ]
/ ˈmaʊn tn gəˈrɪl ə /
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a bluish-black gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), a subspecies of the eastern gorilla, surviving in two small populations in national parks that cover mountainous regions of Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda: a victim of illegal hunting, habitat destruction, and civil unrest, it is listed as critically endangered.

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Origin of mountain gorilla

First recorded in 1920–25
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