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  • n. Plural form of gorilla.

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Examples

  • Well, I don't believe there would be mountain gorillas now if it hadn't been for [US zoologist] Dian Fossey.

    David Attenborough: 'I have been in a vehicle that was charged by a rhinoceros, and that was tiresome'

  • There are only about 1000 mountain gorillas left on the planet.

    duh pookie

  • I really would like to go see mountain gorillas in the rainforest but I guess those places are hard to get to do to lack of infrastucture (which is probably good in the long term sustainabilitiy factor!)

    November 21, 2008

  • He alternates tales of the baboons and their interesting social lives with his off-site adventures, which include a surreal kidnapping and an emotional pilgrimage to see mountain gorillas and muse on Dian Fossey's legacy.

    A Primate's Memoir: Summary and book reviews of A Primate's Memoir by Robert Sapolsky.

  • By 1966, she moved to the People’s Republic of Congo and lived among the mountain gorillas until civil war forced her to escape to Rwanda.

    Five People Born on January 16 | myFiveBest

  • Considered the world’s leading authority on the physiology and behavior of mountain gorillas, Dian Fossey fought hard to protect these “gentle giants” from environmental and human hazards.

    Five People Born on January 16 | myFiveBest

  • An IUCN/WWF Project to conserve the mountain gorillas was proposed and a program funded by the governments of Zaïre and West Germany (GTZ) to reduce pressure on the park’s resources by improving the conditions on its borders (IZCN/GTZ).

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • In fact Cowen compared them to Giant pandas Ailuropoda melanoleuca and Mountain gorillas Gorilla beringei if I remember correctly (Martill & Naish 2000 also covered this idea), but as for whether it’s an accurate portrayal or not I don’t know.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • One of the most memorable and talked-about scenes from any TV documentary ever is Sir David Attenborough’s 1978 encounter with wild Mountain gorillas Gorilla beringei in the Parc National des Volcans of Rwanda, broadcast in episode 12 (‘A life in the trees’) of the ground-breaking series Life on Earth, first broadcast in 1979.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • In 1963, Fossey met paleontologists Mary and Louis Leakey, who encouraged her dream to live and work with mountain gorillas.

    Five People Born on January 16 | myFiveBest

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