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Males defend their females and offspring using their large size in intimidating displays involving charging and chest-beating.The eastern gorilla has become increasingly endangered since the 1990s, and the species was listed as critically endangered in September 2016 as its population continued to decrease.The eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringei) is a critically endangered species of the genus Gorilla and the largest living primate.At present, the species is subdivided into two subspecies.
Newborn gorillas have greyish-pink skin and can crawl after 9 weeks; they are not fully weaned until 3.5 years.Mountain gorillas are restricted to the mountain rainforests and subalpine forests of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southwestern Uganda and Rwanda.Grauer's gorilla occur across the forests of the Albertine Rift in eastern DRC.The western lowland gorilla and the Cross River gorilla, the two western gorilla subspecies, inhabit tropical rain forests in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.They also occur in a small portion of Nigeria and the westernmost tip of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The mountain gorilla is slightly smaller and lighter than Grauer's gorilla, but still larger and heavier than the western lowland gorilla and the Cross River gorilla. A full-grown male eastern gorilla typically weighs 140–205.5 kg (309–453 lb) and stands 1.7 m (5.6 ft) upright and a female typically weighs 90–100 kg (200–220 lb) and stands 1.5 m (4.9 ft) tall.