- The eastern lowland gorilla is the largest of all gorilla subspecies, making it the largest primate and great ape on the planet.
- Eastern lowland gorillas have distinct fingerprints like humans. Far easier than examining their hands is a look at their faces. Individuals are identifiable by the unique folds of skin around the nose, known as nose prints.
- An estimated 6,800 eastern lowland gorillas remaining in the wild.
The critically endangered eastern lowland gorilla, or Grauer’s gorilla, is a subspecies of the eastern gorilla (the other being its cousin the mountain gorilla), which resides exclusively in eastern Congo’s tropical rainforests. Its habitat is continually threatened, meaning the world’s largest primate is being pushed into an ever shrinking range.