How much do you really know about one of your closest relatives?

        Gorillas are second only to members of the genus Pan in being the extant animals most closely related to humans. 3,15 Gorilla gorilla, commonly known as the Western Gorilla, is an intelligent and generally docile creature, which has shown complex emotions and cognitive skills in both captivity and the wild. Want to know more? Learn all about the Western Gorilla and its relationships to other species here.
Gorilla leaning on rock

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