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* = Democratic Republic Congo

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GORILLAS Janjićć Slobodan V1

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About gorillas Gorillas are primates from family of humanlike monkey ( ape ). They live in rainy forests of equatorial belt of Africa. Gorillas are omnivores whose diet consists of fruit, leaves, branches sprout and sometimes insects. Their daily needs amount to about 25 kg.

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Species of gorillas - Eastern Mountain gorillas - as their name implies, mountain gorillas live in forests high in the mountains. Latin name: Gorilla beringei beringei Eastern lowland gorillas - eastern lowland gorillas live in Democratic Republic Congo. Latin name: Gorilla brengei gaueri

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Species of gorillas - Western Cross River gorillas – cross river gorillas live in Congo and Nigeria. Latin name: Gorilla gorilla diehli Western lowland gorillas - western lowland gorillas live in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Latin name: Gorilla gorilla gorilla

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Mountain gorillas POPULATION: About 1.000 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gorilla beringei beringei HEIGHT: 165 - 175 centimeters WEIGHT: 140 - 200  kilos LIFESPAN: 30 – 50 years

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EASTERN LOWLAND GORILLA POPULATION: Unknown !!! SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gorilla beringei graueri HEIGHT: 165 - 175 centimeters WEIGHT: 140 - 200  kilos

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WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA POPULATON: Unknown !!! SCIENTFIC NAME: Gorilla gorilla gorilla HEIGHT: 165 - 175 centimeters WEIGHT: 140 - 200  kilos

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CROSS RIVER GORILLA POPULATION: 200 to 300  SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gorilla gorilla diehli HEIGHT: 165 - 175 centimeters WEIGHT: 140 - 200  kilos

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Gorillas are good parents !!!

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Why they matter? GORILLAS HELP MAINTAIN FORESTS PROTECTING GORILLA HABITAT HELPS HUMANS OUR CLOSEST COUSINS

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Threats HABITAT LOSS Only 17% of the gorilla population currently lives in protected regions, and vast areas of gorilla forest have already been lost. That destruction continues as logging companies clear areas for the timber trade, the mining and oil and gas industries move into gorilla territory, and local people cut down trees to make room for agricultural fields and livestock. HUNTING AND TRADE In some cultures in central Africa, the killing and eating of gorillas has increased in recent years and the animals are frequently slaughtered for the bush meat trade. WEAK LAW ENFORCEMENT Both the killing of gorillas and trade in gorilla products are illegal across the animals’ range, but poachers, traders and consumers are rarely apprehended

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How you can help? ADOPT A GORILLA Visit this site for more information: https://gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/Species-Adoptions/Gorilla.aspx?sc=AWY1800OQ18317A01909RX&_ga=2.79280861.89309

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Fun fact about gorilla King Kong

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Thank you for your attention!!! Janjićć Slobodan V1

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