western lowland gorilla

[ wes-tern loh-luhnd guh-ril-uh ]

  1. a black, primarily herbivorous, nonterritorial gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), a subspecies of the western gorilla and the smallest of all gorilla subspecies, living in a variety of central African habitats, especially the swamp forests of Democratic Republic of the Congo: listed as critically endangered, it is the only gorilla subspecies to live and breed in zoos.

Origin of western lowland gorilla

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby western lowland gorilla

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