Out of the African jungle and into your living room comes this lowland gorilla family! While this figurine may look adorable with the baby clinging to its mother, it’s also scientifically accurate as infants ride their mothers until they’re old enough to fend for themselves.
- History: Like all gorilla species, lowland gorillas are sadly endangered. They suffer from the most common forms of depopulation, including poaching and deforestation resulting in a loss of habitat. However, gorillas are also susceptible to diseases such as Ebola - past outbreaks had moved lowland gorillas from endangered to critically endangered. Still, numbers have begun to stabilized and rebound and there is hope for the lowland gorilla going forward.
- Scientific Name: Gorilla gorilla gorilla
- Characteristics: Typical of all primates, lowland gorillas are very intelligent and can use natural tools and learn basic sign language. Such astuteness is depicted in this expertly painted lowland gorilla with baby toy figurine family’s eyes, as they strut over to say hello!
- Measures: 4.1 inches long and 3.3 inches tall
- Non-toxic and BPA free.