Fine art illustration of a Eastern Lowland Gorilla. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Eastern Lowland Gorilla was completed on 1.15.2016. Because of the technique I use, I really have to work myself up to draw a furry, dark animal. But as I want to complete drawings of 4 four sub-species of gorilla, I knew I had to get past this difficult drawing first. Only the Cross River Gorilla remains. The drawing is based on a photo by Alan Hill and was used with permission.
Eastern Lowland Gorillas - also known as the Grauer's gorilla - is a subspecies of eastern gorilla endemic to the mountainous forests of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It's the largest of the four gorilla sub-species. It has a jet-black coat and it very stocky. Populations in the wild are estimated to be about 5,000 living animals. Unlike the Western Lowland Gorilla, there are very few in captivity and in zoos (The only zoo that houses them in in Antwerp, Belguim.) Like other gorillas, these animals are very social and live in groups of 5-30 individuals. They face a number of threats, such as habitat destruction, illegal hunting and instability in the region caused by an ongoing civil war.