Fine art illustration of a Western 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 Western Lowland Gorilla was completed on 7.15.2008. This drawing was done far enough back that I really hadn't be vigilant enough to make sure the reference photos I used were actual depictions of the animals I intended to draw. I had this gorilla mislabeled as G. b. beringei (Mountain Gorilla) and of course I found this annoying - as it was an easily avoidable mistake. Some time later I created a drawing of proper Mountain Gorilla and switched the information around to the correct image. Hopefully in the future I will avoid errors like this.
Western Lowland Gorillas are large terrestrial primates native to the montane, primary and lowland forests of Central Africa. It is the smallest of the gorilla sub-species; males usually stand about 5-6 feet (1.5-1.8 meters) weighing roughly 300-600 pounds (140-270 kilograms) Like other gorillas species the females are smaller than the males. The gorillas spend much of their time feeding on the forest floor. Their diet is mostly based on plants such as bamboo, but they will also eat insects and small reptiles. Western Lowland Gorillas are the ones that are usually seen in zoos, and there are several hundred in captivity all over the world. Due to habitat loss, poaching and other environmental pressures all gorillas in Africa are considered critically endangered, and the entire population in the wild of is thought to be less than 50,000 total animals. The Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio is noted for it's success in breeding these rare apes.