Fine art illustration of a Mountain 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 Mountain Gorilla was completed on 9.28.2012. Back in 2008, I made a drawing of gorilla, and labeled it as a Mountain Gorilla. Unfortunately, it was not that sub-species, but rather a Western Lowland Gorilla, and for some time I had meant to replace it with the proper species. I finally completed this drawing of an actual Mountain Gorilla and changed the information on the Western Lowland
Mountain Gorillas are one of two subspecies of Eastern Gorilla. These large and powerful primates are only be found in four national parks of the Virunga Mountains in Central Africa. While these animals are very strong, they are also generally gentle and shy. They live in groups of 2-40 individuals, averaging about 11. Wild male gorillas can weigh up to 300 to 400 pounds (135 to 180 kg) while females are usually about half that size. Adult males are roughly 5.5 feet tall (1.68 meters) with an arm span or from 7.5 to 8.5 feet (2.3 to 2.6 meters). Female gorillas are somewhat shorter with smaller arm spans. Groups are led by a dominant male called a 'Silverback'. The Mountain Gorilla is a herbivore that eats over 100 different species of plants. They are critically endangered due to habitat loss, poaching and decades of civil war in the areas they live. As of Spring in 2010 their entire population in the wild was estimated to be less than 800 individuals. Gorillas can be indentified by their nose prints, which are unique to each animal.