western gorilla

[ wes-tern guh-ril-uh ]
/ ˈwɛs tərn gəˈrɪl ə /

noun

a blackish or dark gray gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), often with a distinctive reddish brown forehead: its two subspecies, the western lowland gorilla and the rare Cross River gorilla, are both critically endangered.

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Origin of western gorilla

First recorded in 1920–25
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