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Gorillas are some of the most powerful and striking animals, not only for their size and force, but also for their gentle human like behaviour. They are classified by the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered and Endangered, threatened by hunting for bushmeat, habitat loss, wildlife trade, and infectious diseases.

"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future."

Dian Fossey


Gorillas are some of the most powerful and striking animals, not only for their size and force, but also for their gentle human like behaviour.

There are four gorilla subspecies:

They are classified by the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered and Endangered, threatened by hunting for bushmeat, habitat loss, wildlife trade, and infectious diseases.


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Comparison of Gorillas Kintaro(m) and Sumomo(f) at 10 months old

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2024/03/24
15:13 UTC

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A family of mountain gorillas lives under protection as the species face the threat of extinction at Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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First time mother Djamabla holding her newborn at Zoo Berlin

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A premature baby gorilla was delivered via emergency caesarean section at a Fort Worth Zoo after its mother suffered from a medical issue called preeclampsia. Meet Jameela ("beautiful" in Swahili)!

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2024/02/17
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Second baby gorilla born at London Zoo in less than a month, welcome little one!

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2024/02/15
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Duni resting with her daughter, born on the 2nd of January in Prague Zoo

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2024/02/05
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Goofy Kibibi

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2024/01/23
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Deaths of humans by gorillas

When looking online, you'll see that 'no recorded death of a human by a gorilla has ever been recorded', either in the wild or in captivity.

However, I was talking to a friend the other day who used to live in South Africa in the 80s. His family was close to an Italian man who lived there (who was in the age range of 70-80), and he said one time when he was younger (possibly the 1920s) he went on an expedition to the jungle in the interior of Africa and ended up coming across a silverback gorilla that killed his friend. He ended up shooting this gorilla and he had a photo of it strung up, showing the size of it.

I just wondered what people think of this? I was surprised to hear it, and want to find out more information about it, especially because there are no recorded deaths by gorillas. Apparently my friend's mother would have a much better recollection of the story, as he was only a child at the time when he heard this story.

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2024/01/14
14:33 UTC

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This is fine!

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2024/01/13
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Earning the trust of a 40-stone sliverback gorilla

BBC News - Earning the trust of a 40-stone silverback gorilla https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67863620

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2024/01/07
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Mountain Gorilla Mutobo Destroys a Snare

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2023/12/20
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This is Winston of San Diego Zoo Safari Park, at age 51 he is one of the world's oldest male gorillas in captivity.

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2023/12/13
12:48 UTC

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A family of Mountain Gorillas

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2023/12/05
09:46 UTC

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RIP 🦍 death 2000

The approximately 200-kilogram male gorilla unfortunately fell in the enclosure on the bank of a small water ditch when he tried to grab a leek. The ape - Europe's second largest gorilla - fell headfirst over a catch fence into the steep ditch. Even rescuers who were immediately alerted could not help Arti. The lead animal of the gorilla family drowned because its fur absorbed water within seconds, pulling it down into the depths. The water in the facility is 3.70 meters deep.

11 Comments
2023/11/28
14:47 UTC

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I see so many gorillas do this. What is it called?

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2023/11/05
02:43 UTC

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Thank you for coming to my TED talk

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2023/11/02
11:56 UTC

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Vine boom

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2023/10/25
13:57 UTC

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It's story time!

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2023/10/25
10:39 UTC

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Gorilla Siblings Share a Tender Moment

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2023/10/11
16:07 UTC

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What could this gorilla - in a pose reminiscent of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker sculpture - be contemplating?

16 Comments
2023/10/10
11:49 UTC

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Chomp chomp

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2023/09/21
12:04 UTC

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Went to the Zoo today. Me and my new friend had the same lunch. Makes me think we might be related.

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2023/09/12
16:04 UTC

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Meet Kwame! The name means 'quiet ruler' in Swahili or 'teacher/guide' in Hausa. Her mother, 8 years old Sully, was thought to be a male until she unexpectedly gave birth in July! Gestation period for gorillas is 8.5 months.

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2023/09/06
10:52 UTC

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2 month olds Zahra

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2023/08/16
12:24 UTC

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Sometimes I sits and thinks. And sometimes I just sits.

1 Comment
2023/08/08
12:20 UTC

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Little Zahra of Smithsonian's National Zoo, and her mother Calaya

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2023/08/01
11:39 UTC

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