Western Lowland Gorilla

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The Western Lowland Gorilla is the most spread out of all the gorillas, living in places such as Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea. They are more populated in Gabon and the Republic of Congo. The western lowland gorilla is very different from other gorillas, this is because of their size. They can weigh up to 440 pounds and stand anywhere from 4 to 5.5 feet tall. Their fur is also more of a grayish brown color and their skulls are much wider and their ears are much smaller then most gorilla. The because they live in such a wide spread area and in many different places there population is unknown. It is also because they live in such dense rain forests that they cannot be located to find there population. One thing that causes these animals to be so extinct is that they can catch human diseases. One of the deadliest disease they can get is Ebola. Ebola has killed nearly 1/3 of the Western Lowland Gorilla population. Another issue that a uses them to be extinct is Poaching. Poaching kills about 5% of the gorillas population. If all these threats were removed it would still take and estimated 75 years to get the population back to where it would be stable. Please help save the Western Lowland Gorilla from complete extinction.

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