WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLAS by Mark and Matthew

  If we could save one animal in the world we choose the Western Lowland Gorilla.

 The Western Lowland Gorilla is a vegetarian and it lives in small family groups and spend most of its day lying around and chewing leaves. The gorilla eats about 40 to 60 pounds of food per day. gorillas can live from 35 – 45 years.

  Gorillas are the largest living ape but recently the gorilla has been classified as its own species. DNA evidence has lead to the recognition of both an eastern and western populations of the lowland gorilla.

Gorillas have big molar teeth to grind through tuff plants, they also have short hair and are often seen in zoos

In the wild these animals are under threat. Forest loss destroys gorilla habitat and brings hunters who hunt gorillas for meat. Farming and expanding human settlements also destroy the gorillas’ habitat.jfgjghvjgtutujuyThe western lowland gorilla isn found in countries like Cameroon, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Rio Muni.

  The movie King Kong made the gorilla look like a big massive monster of a beast but in realality gorillas are friendly and peaceful.

Western Lowland Gorilla by  Fir0002/Flagstaffotos [CC BY-NC 3.0]

Western Lowland Gorilla by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos [CC BY-NC 3.0]

After proved sciencetific research the gorilla has been known to be mans closest relative out of the animal kingdom. Evidence  of this is shown because during sciencetific research the gorillas should that the can perform sign language.

 The Western Lowland Gorilla is the most numerous and widespread of all gorilla species. The exact number of Western Lowland Gorillas is not known because they live in some of the most dense and remote rainforests.

They also have wider skulls with more pronounced brow ridges and smaller ears. Large numbers have not protected the western lowland gorilla from death. Because of poaching and disease, the gorilla’s numbers have declined by more than 60% over the last 20 to 25 years. Even if all of the threats to western lowland gorillas were removed, scientists calculate that the population would require some 75 years to recover.

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