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The western lowland gorilla is the least endangered of the gorilla subspecies. It lives in family groups consisting of one dominant male and 5-7 adult females plus children and adolescents. There may also be a few non-dominant males.
Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Central African Republic, with smaller populations in Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.
Lowland dense secondary tropical forest or woodland.
Fruits, wild ginger, herbs, shrubs, vines, and occasional insects.
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for western lowland gorilla.