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Extinct Animal : Gorilla


Gorilla Gorilla gorilla
Endangered

The gorilla is a shy and, for the most part, inoffensive vegetarian -- a far cry from the fearsome, aggressive creature depicted in films and comic books. Only when provoked or threatened does it rise to an erect position and beat its cupped hands against its chest in an attempt to intimidate intruders. Gorillas are the largest and most powerful of the apes. Adult males reach an average height of 150-170 cm and weigh from 135 to 230 kg. Females are smaller, but both male and female are tremendously powerful, possessing the ability to tear branches from bushes and uproot small trees. They spend their days quietly, either in a leisurely search for food, or resting in the warm sun.

Unfortunately, these animals, native to the equatorial regions of Africa, are diminishing in number due, in part, to illegal hunting and advancing civilization. Also, laws prohibiting, rather than just controlling, the capture and sale of gorillas need to be passed and enforced in all countries within the speciesí range.

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African Elephant
African Wild Dog
American Alligator
Asian Lion
Atlantic Ridley
Atlantic Salmon
Bald Eagle
Black Footed Ferret
Black Lemur
Blue Whale
Bowhead Whale
California Condor
Carolina Parakeet
Cheetah
Chimpanzee
Coelacanth
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Fin Whale
Florida Manatee
Galapagos Flightless Cormorant
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Gaur
Gavial
Giant Anteater
Giant Armadillo
Giant Panda
Gorilla
Great Auk
Greater Prairie Chicken
Green Turtle
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Grizzly Bear
Humpback Whale
Imperial Parrot
Indian Rhinoceros
Jaguar
Japanese Crested Ibis
Kagu
Kakapo
Komodo Dragon
Leatherback Turtle
Leopard
Loggerhead Turtle
Mediterranean Monk Seal
Monkey Eating Eagle
Mountain Gorilla
Orangutan
Passenger Pigeon
Peregrine Falcon
Piping Plover
Pronghorned Antelope
Przewalski's Horse
Pygmy Hippopotamus
Sea Otter
Sei Whale
Shortnose Sturgeon
Sitema
Snow Leopard
Takahe
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Tiger
Trumpeter Swan
Vancouver Island Marmot
White Pelican
White Rhinoceros
Whooping Crane
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