Western Lowland Gorilla
- kingdom Animalia- This Kingdom does not contain any prokaryotes, it includes all bacteria, and algae.
- phylum chordata- This specie is defined as a organism that possess a structure called a notochord.
- Subphylum vertebrata- This vertebrata, which this genus is, a mammal, that also has a very large backbone.
- Class Mammalia-This specie shares about 200 more characteristics with different species.
- Sarcopterygii-Lobe finned fishes and terrestrial vertebrates.
- Order Primates- This Genus is a primate, which is an
- Family Hominidae- Gorillas are linked to humans.
- Genus Gorilla- Gorilla
- Domain Eurkarya- This organism can be single celled or multicellular .
This organism contains a nucleus.
This is the natural habitat for the gorilla.
Western lowland gorilla
This is what the lowland gorilla looks like.
Western gorilla map
This is a map of where the Western lowland gorilla lives.
- Height: 4 to 6 ft
- weight: 150 to 400 pounds
- Color: Mostly Black, but the dominant adult male is called a silverback because of the patch of silver hair down their back that grows with maturity.
- Natural range: Western Lowland Gorillas are endangered. They live in heavy rain forests in Africa
- Diet; Vegetarian diet, they ear roots, shoots, fruit, wild celery, and tree bark and pulp, the gorilla gets food by climbing trees to reach the fruit
- Habitat: Lowlands and tropical forests in Western Africa
- Predators: This gorillas predator is leopards and hungry people who hunt gorillas for bushmeat
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