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February 19, 2021
This week’s Species Spotlight: Western lowland gorilla
Animal Name: Jontu (male)
Scientific Name: Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Geographical Range: Western equatorial Africa
Habitat: Tropical forests
Conservation Status: Critically endangered
Home at the Zoo: Fragile Forest and Jungle of the Apes
Fun Fact: They are the largest living primates (a group that includes monkeys, apes and humans)
Photo: JoEllen Toler #StlZooSpeciesSpotlight