Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)
Virunga Volcanoes - Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
Bunyenyeri, a member of the Umubano group in Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda, finishes a morning feed. In 1902, Captain Oscar von Beringe shot two gorillas, and sent one to Paul Matschie at the Humboldt University Zoological Museum in Berlin, who would later describe it as a new subspecies of gorilla, which he called Gorilla gorilla beringei (later renamed Gorilla beringei beringei).
- © 2006 Gene G. Eckhart
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