Great Apes: All 4 Gorillas Subspecies

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Gorillas are the largest of the primates and are close genetic relatives of chimpanzees and humans.

Gorillas are ground dwellers that are found mostly in the tropical forests of Africa. There are two gorilla species (Gorilla gorilla and Gorilla beringei) and four subspecies, all of which endangered in the wild.

Here are the four subspecies of gorilla. Learn more facts about gorillas here.   Less «
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