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The Biggest Primate



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The Biggest Primate: Eastern lowland Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri)

Making their homes in the forested mountain slopes of the Democratic Republic of Congo, these herbivorous Gorillas are social animals living in groups ranging from approximately 5-25 individuals. Adult males have been known to weigh in at a massive 350 pounds Threats to the Eastern lowland gorilla include illegal pet and bushmeat trades, habitat destruction, and human conflict in the DRC. The IUCN lists Eastern lowland gorillas as Endangered.

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