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Gorilla  Gorilla gorilla gorilla,Western lowland gorilla Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Nice portrait...promoted! Posted 9 years ago
  2. Having read the description of your list now, here's to you Rigo. I did not know you but you're an amazing creature nevertheless. I'm sure you were as fake-aggressive yet oh so friendly and social as other gorillas. Posted 9 years ago
  3. Rigo was the most gentle giant. The out pouring of emotion around the time was a very sombre time in the Zoo. From keepers, staff and general public show how much Rigo meant to us all. Even to his family group. Posted 9 years ago

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The western lowland gorilla is one of two subspecies of the western gorilla that lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps in central Africa in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. It is the gorilla usually found in zoos. Adult male gorillas are prone to cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disease.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Graeme Ruck
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By Graeme Ruck

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Uploaded Jul 20, 2013. Captured Mar 4, 2011 10:15.
  • Canon EOS 1000D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO640
  • 170mm