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Gorilla

A company that has the greatest market share in a particular industry without having a monopoly. A gorilla usually has greater leeway in its decisions; for example, it may charge a higher price for its products without fear of losing too much business. Large companies, such as Wal-Mart or Microsoft, are considered gorillas.
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Vila was the matriarch of five generations and a surrogate mother for several hand raised western lowland gorillas during her lifetime.
Western lowland gorillas are considered to be a critically endangered species.
Poaching and disease of the gorillas have resulted in a more than 60 percent decline in population numbers over the course of the last 20 to 25 years.
Closely related to humans and chimps, gorillas share 98 per cent of the same DNA.
uk Over the past 40 years, I have had the good fortune to spend hundreds of hours in the company of gorillas in their natural habitat.
The child obviously wasn't posing any threat to the gorillas, so there's no need to attack him, and I think it's fortunate for the boy that one gorilla came over and effectively shielded him and kept the other gorillas away.
A TROOP of giant multi-coloured gorillas are standing guard over this year's Llangollen Eisteddfod.
CINCINNATI -- A baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests is ready to be placed with other gorillas and will move to the Columbus Zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo said Friday.
A 2-year-old female Grauer's gorilla, confiscated from poachers in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in November 2005, was group-housed in a facility with 6 other juvenile Grauer's gorillas and 1 juvenile mountain gorilla (G.
The baby gorillas were clothed in human baby clothes and fed human food, named Burma and Ivan by shopping mall customers.
Figures show that tourism has played a significant part in increasing the number of gorillas in Africa.
Corning s donation will support the organization s ongoing efforts to monitor and protect gorillas and their habitats in Africa.