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Eastern lowland gorilla information, facts - classicanimal

The Eastern lowland gorilla is a large-sized primate species native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the largest species of gorilla in the world. They are highly sociable and very peaceful species of primate. They can be found in tropical rainforests, lowlands and mostly the are feeds plants, fruits, or leaves.

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INFORMATION

NAME & SCIENTIFIC NAME

Their scientific name is Gorilla beringei graueri. They are also known as Grauer's gorillas.

Common Name: Eastern lowland gorilla
Scientific Name: Gorilla beringei graueri
Other Name: Grauer's gorilla

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

Eastern lowland gorillas belong to the family Hominidae and the genus of Gorilla. It is a species of the gorilla. Their conservation status is 'Critically Endangered' due to hunting, habitat loss. These species are listed on the red list on ICUN.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Gorilla
Species: G. beringei
Group: Primate
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

HABITAT & LIVING LOCATION

Eastern lowland gorilla is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are habitats such as tropical rainforests, lowlands.

Living Locations: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Habitat: Lowlands, Tropical rainforest

APPEARANCE

Eastern lowland gorilla is a large-sized primate species. It has a stocky body, large hands with a short muzzle. Males are larger than females. Males weigh around 150 kg to 209 kg and their height is up to 169 cm (5.7 ft) to 196 cm (6.5 ft). On the other side, females weigh 68 kg to 76 kg, and their height is up to 160 cm (5.2 ft). They can run at speed of up to 32 km/h.

Color: Black
Weight: 76 kg to 209 kg (Approx)
Size: 160 cm to 196 cm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 32 km/h (Approx)

DIET

Eastern lowland gorilla is mainly part of the Herbivore diet, which means they eat plants. They mostly eat plants, leaves fruits, vegetables. Some eat insects.

Diet: Herbivore
Favorite Food: Fruits, Vegetables, Insects 

PREDATOR

Eastern lowland gorilla has some natural predators like humans and leopards.

Predators: Humans, Leopards

LIFESPAN & LIFESTYLE

Their lifespan is up to 40 years in the wild. The Eastern lowland gorilla is a diurnal animal. They live in a small group and some live solitary.

Lifespan: Up to 40 Years
Lifestyle: Diurnal
Group Behavior: Solitary, Colony

BREED

At the age of 7 to 8 years males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the gestation period lasts around 251 to 295 days and born one baby in a breeding season. The young are called infants. Those young spend 4 to 5 years with their mothers.

Age of Sexual Maturity: 7 to 8 Years
Gestation Period: 251 to 295 Days
Average Litter Size: 1
Baby called: Infant
Age of Weaning: 4 to 5 Yeats

SHORT FACTS

  • Eastern lowland gorilla is the largest gorilla subspecies in the world, also the largest primate species.
  • There are an estimated 5,000 eastern lowland gorillas in the wild.

FAQ

FAQ 1: How many eastern lowland gorillas are left?

They are one of the most endangered species in the world. According to a recent estimate placing, there are about 5,000 individuals left in the wild.

FAQ 2: What gorilla is the biggest?

Eastern lowland gorilla is the largest gorilla subspecies in the world.

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