Vila was the matriarch of five generations and a surrogate mother for several hand raised western lowland gorillas
during her lifetime.
Even if all of the threats to western lowland gorillas
were removed, scientists calculate that the population would require some 75 years to recover," said the (https://www.
Western lowland gorillas
are considered to be a critically endangered species.
Ms Redrobe will be returning to Ape Action Africa on her trip, a forest sanctuary which is home to rescued and orphaned western lowland gorillas
, chimpanzees and monkeys.
Not to be confused with Western Lowland Gorillas
, which are thriving in significant numbers in neighboring Congo (a recent census counted 125,000), today fewer than 5,000 Eastern Lowland Gorillas
are estimated to remain in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaire.
2) A western lowland gorilla
relaxes in the sun in the Los Angeles Zoo's new Campo Gorilla Reserve on Monday.
Except that the female is Beta, a western lowland gorilla
at the Brookfield Zoo, near Chicago.
has reported that in the past five years, the eastern lowland gorilla
population in the Congo has declined 90 percent.
The western lowland gorilla
was discovered to be dead in her habitat at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Koko is a 300lb western lowland gorilla
who has been cared for by Penny Patterson for nearly half a century.
At least, that's how a western lowland gorilla
has won a bit of attention this week.
IN response to the recent killing of a western lowland gorilla
by staff at Cincinnati Zoo, America.