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The gorilla, the largest of the living primates, is a ground-dwelling herbivore that inhabits the forests of Africa.

Gorillas are divided into two species and either four or five subspecies.

Its DNA is 97% - 98% identical to that of a human, and is the next closest living relative to humans after the two chimpanzee species.

Gorillas are closely related to humans and are considered highly intelligent.

A few individuals in captivity, such as Koko, have been taught a subset of sign language.

Both species of gorilla are endangered, and have been subject to intense poaching for a long time.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Gorilla", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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