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Gorilla gorilla

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Taxonomic lineage

Genus Gorilla belongs family Hominidae (great apes) together with Pan (chimpanzee), Homo (human), and Pongo (orangutan). The orangutan is the most primitive of great apes and is separated in the subfamily Ponginae. Thus, great hominoid trio consists of Homo, Pan and Gorilla. With chimpanzee being closest human relative, gorilla is the next. Gorilla is a largest of all primates.

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Fungi/Metazoa group - Metazoa - Eumetazoa - Bilateria - Coelomata - Deuterostomia - Chordata - Craniata - Vertebrata - Gnathostomata - Teleostomi - Euteleostomi - Sarcopterygii - Tetrapoda - Amniota - Mammalia - Theria - Eutheria - Euarchontoglires - Primates - Haplorrhini - Simiiformes - Catarrhini - Hominoidea - Hominidae - Homininae - Gorilla - Gorilla gorilla

Subspecies

Gorilla gorilla diehli (Cross river gorilla)
Gorilla gorilla gorilla (Western lowland gorilla)
Gorilla gorilla uellensis

Brief facts

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Life history

Interbirth interval is about 4-5 years.

Western lowland gorilla at National Zoo (Washington, D.C.)

11/27/2010

Female (if you don't see the video below)

Young male (if you don't see the video below)

Gorilla silverback and infant

Gorilla male and female

Western lowland gorilla infant

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References

Images credit: http://kotomatrix.ru/

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