Globally critically endangered (CR) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Gorila-ocidental
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    • Gorilla gorilla
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    • Western Gorilla
    • Lowland Gorilla
    • Cross River Gorilla
    • Western Lowland Gorilla
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    • Gorille
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Western lowland gorilla Gorilla gorilla ssp. gorilla

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jakob

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May 2, 2014

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1 male (silverback) & 2 females

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Western Gorilla Gorilla gorilla

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jimsteamer

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the past

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Western lowland gorilla Gorilla gorilla ssp. gorilla

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jakob

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May 3, 2014

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Pictures taken by Matthias Graben:
www.matthias-graben-fotografie.de

2 solitary silver backs observed.

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Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) Gorilla gorilla

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jimsteamer

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March 10, 2006

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Western Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla

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dwboston

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May 10, 2003 05:32 PM CDT

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05/10/2003, 5:32 PM
Canon EOS D60, 1/10 sec, f/5.6, 120mm (28 to 200), ISO 400, Exp comp 0

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Western Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla

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major_bombylius

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July 16, 2011

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Western gorilla Gorilla gorilla

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puterbaugh11

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the past

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Cross river gorilla Gorilla gorilla ssp. diehli

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muir

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February 17, 2012 01:49 PM EST

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Fresh nests and poo from that am. With gorilla tracker team from Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, who provide surveillance and knowledge of the gorillas' movements.

From De Vere et al 2010: "...recently created Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary (KGS), Cameroon, and the results of an analysis of nest site preferences of the gorillas that live there. Qualitative vegetation assessments were made to assign various categories to the topstory and understory throughout the sanctuary, and nest sites constructed between January 2006 and March 2008 were re-visited and assessed for possible site preferences. The habitat map revealed significant anthropogenic impact, with only 57% of the KGS being relatively undisturbed primary forest. Analysis of nest sites showed that ground nests are constructed preferentially in the dry season, on precipitous slopes, in light gaps and clearings, with an understory of mixed herbs. Tree nests are predominantly built in the wet season, in primary forest with saplings as the preferred understory. Gorillas avoid nesting in grasslands and farms, which visibly fragment the remaining forest in the sanctuary. The results have implications for the conservation and management of the Cross River gorilla at KGS, and offer new insight into the nesting ecology of this subspecies. Am. J. Primatol. 73:253–261, 2011. "

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Cross river gorilla Gorilla gorilla ssp. diehli

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muir

Date

February 20, 2012 08:33 AM EST

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>1 week old dung and nests

Found with Gorilla Guardian & hunter from nearby Awuri village. Read more about conservation efforts of Cross River Gorilla in Cameroon here: http://www.wcs.org/saving-wildlife/great-apes/cross-river-gorilla.aspx

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Description from Wikipedia

The western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) is a great ape and the most populous species of the genus Gorilla.

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