Western Lowland Gorillas
Western lowland gorillas are the smallest subspecies of gorillas but still one of the largest primates on Earth, with males weighing up to 400 pounds and standing up to six feet tall. They have black-brown fur and a muscular build to help navigate their forest environment and climb trees. Western lowland gorillas are found in the dense forests of central and West Africa and are considered critically endangered due to habitat loss, poaching, and disease. They live in family groups led by a dominant male and have a herbivorous diet primarily consisting of leaves, fruits, and occasionally insects.