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February 19, 2021

Species Spotlight

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