mountain gorilla

[ moun-tn guh-ril-uh ]

  1. 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.

Origin of mountain gorilla

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby mountain gorilla Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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