Ambam, a 21 year old Silverback gorilla, walks on his hind legs at Port Lympne Zoo in Kent Southeast England, on January 28, 2011. The male name Ambam, is part of a bachelor group of critically endangered Western Lowland Gorillas at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. [Also on this board is a one minute VIDEO of him walking. st] AFP PHOTO/Ben Stansall
The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is one of two subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) that lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps in central Africa in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. It is the gorilla mostly found in zoos. Adult male gorillas are prone to cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disease.
The Western Lowland Gorilla, found in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea as well as in large areas in Gabon and the Republic of Congo. Because of poaching and disease, the gorilla's numbers have declined by more than 60% over the last 20 to 25 years. Critically endangered. (WWF)
[Protected Status: ENDANGERED] Western lowland gorillas are endangered, but they remain far more common than their relatives, the mountain gorillas. They live in heavy rain forests, and it is difficult for scientists to accurately estimate how many survive in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the wild, these primates are under siege. & and brings hungry people who hunt gorillas for bushmeat.
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Kriba, a western lowland gorilla, cradling her new born female baby Kipenzi in their enclosure at Taronga Zoo, Mosman in Sydney. Kriba gave birth to Kipenzi on 15/01/2011 and her birth is vital addition to the international breeding program as western lowland gorillas are classified as critically endangered. Picture: Justin Lloyd