The gorilla in the room was finally introduced by Molly.
From this appears that Battel was familiar with both the chimpanzee and the gorilla, the former of which he terms engeco and the latter pongo - names which ought apparently to be adopted for these two species in place of those now in use.
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The other four trunks displayed like goods—a moth-eaten gorilla suit, two bloody collections of dresses, and an outfit Dean supposed Frankenstein wore when he went out for a little nightlife.
Till recently these apes have been generally included in the same family (Simiidae) with the chimpanzee, gorilla and orang-utan, but they are now regarded by several naturalists as representing a family by themselves - the Hylobatidae.
Dr Thomas Savage, a missionary at the Gabun, who sent Owen information with regard to the original skull, had, however, himself proposed the name Troglodytes gorilla in 1847.
All the costumes reeked of mothballs, except the sweaty gorilla, which needed them the most.
This is Huxley's argument, some prominent points of which are the following: As regards the proportion of limbs, the hylobates or gibbon is as much longer in the arms than the gorilla as the gorilla is than the man, while on the other hand, it is as much longer in the legs than the man as the man is than the gorilla.
The projection of the muzzle, which gives the character of brutality to the gorilla as distinguished from the man, is yet further exaggerated in the lemurs, as is also the backward position.
The hand of the gorilla corresponds essentially as to bones and muscles with that of man, but is clumsier and heavier; its thumb is " opposable " like a human thumb, that is, it can easily meet with its extremity the extremities of the other fingers, thus possessing a character which does much to make the human hand so admirable an instrument; but the gorilla's thumb is proportionately shorter than man's.
As to the capacity of the cranium, men differ from one another so extremely that the largest known human skull holds nearly twice the measure of the smallest, a larger proportion than that in which man surpasses the gorilla; while, with proper allowance for difference of size of the various species, it appears that some of the lower apes fall nearly as much below the higher apes.
A gorilla-like feature in "Johanna" is, however, the presence of large folds at the sides (ala) of the nostrils, which are absent in the typical chimpanzee, but in the gorilla extend down to the upper lip. Chimpanzees exhibit great docility in confinement, where, however, they seldom survive for any great length of time.
GORILLA (or PoNGO), the largest of the man-like apes, and a native of West Africa from the Congo to Cameroon, whence it extends eastwards across the continent to German East Africa.
"Pussi," the gorilla of the Breslau Zoological Gardens, holds a record for longevity, with over seven years of menagerie life.
Owen, by whom the name Gorilla savagei was proposed for the new ape in 1848.
Many naturalists hold the opinion that the anatomical differences which separate the gorilla or chimpanzee from man are in some respects less than those which separate these man-like apes from apes lower in the scale.
The heavy ridges over the brow, originally supposed to be distinctive of the gorilla, are particularly well marked in "Johanna," and they would doubtless be still more noticeable in the male of the same race, which seems to be undoubtedly du Chaillu's kulu-kamba.
That there are local forms of gorilla is quite certain: but whether any of these are entitled to rank as distinct species may be a matter of opinion.
Many naturalists regard the gorilla as best included in the same genus as the chimpanzee, in which case it should be known as Anthropopithecus gorilla, but by others it is regarded as the representative of a genus by itself, when its title will be Gorilla savagei, or G.
So long ago as the year 1855, when the species was known to zoologists only by its skeleton, a gorilla was actually living in England.
Comparing the lengths of the extremities, it is seen that the gorilla's arm is of enormous length, in fact about one-sixth longer than the spine, whereas a man's arm is one-fifth shorter than the spine; both hand and foot are proportionally much longer in the gorilla than in man; the leg does not so much differ.
2, (a) gibbon; (b) orang; (c) chimpanzee; (d) gorilla; (e) man).
While similar as to their general arrangement to the human brain, those of the higher apes, such as the chimpanzee, are much less complex in their convolutions, as well as much less in both absolute and relative weight - the weight of a gorilla's brain hardly exceeding 20 oz., and a man's brain hardly weighing less than 32 oz., although the gorilla is considerably the larger animal of the two.
Bartlett as that of a gorilla; the animal having probably been regarded by its owner as a chimpanzee.
Hornaday stated that but one live gorilla, and that a tiny infant, had ever landed in the United States; and it lived only five days after arrival.
They possessed a fine gorilla, keeping it alive for a longer period than has been done in any other zoological collection.
In characters of such importance as the structure of the hand and foot, the lower apes diverge extremely from the gorilla; thus the thumb ceases to be opposable in the American monkeys, and in the marmosets is directed forwards, and armed with a curved claw like the other digits, the great toe in these latter being insignificant in proportion.
The foreheads of these two skulls have an ape-like form, obvious on comparison with the simian skulls of the gorilla and other apes, and visible even in the smallscale figures in the Plate, fig.
endangered of the four different gorilla species.
On the old clearings of another village Mr Bates himself, although he did not see a gorilla, saw the fresh tracks of these great apes and the torn stems and discarded fruit rinds of the "mejoms," as well as the broken stalks of the latter, which had been used for beds.
The first complete skeleton of a gorilla sent to Europe was received at the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1851, and the first complete skin appears to have reached the British Museum in 1858.
Falkenstein's gorilla, exhibited at the Westminster aquarium under the name of pongo, and afterwards at the Berlin aquarium, survived for eighteen months.
Between the typical West African chimpanzee and the gorilla there is no difficulty in drawing a distinction; the difficulty comes in when we have to deal with the aberrant races, or species, of chimpanzee, some of which are so gorilla-like that it is by no means easy to determine to which group they really pertain.
The first real account of the gorilla appears to be the one given by an English sailor, Andrew Battel, who spent some time in the wilds of West Africa during and about the year 1590; his account being presented in Purchas's Pilgrimage, published in the year 1613.
Between Battel's time and 1846 nothing appears to have been heard of the gorilla or pongo, but in that year a missionary at the Gabun accidentally discovered a skull of the huge ape; and in 1847 a sketch of that specimen, together with two others, came into the hands of Sir R.
Many natives, even if armed, refuse, however, to molest an adult male gorilla, on account of its ferocity when wounded.
Two kinds of buffaloes are found in the forests, which are the home of the gorilla and chimpanzee.
The relations between man and ape are most readily stated in comparison with the gorilla, as on the whole the most anthropomorphous ape.
In the general proportions of the body and limbs there is a marked difference between the gorilla and man.
In the gorilla, the face, formed largely by the massive jaw-bones, predominates over the brain-case or cranium; in the man these proportions are reversed.
In man the occipital foramen, through which passes the spinal cord, is placed just behind the centre of the base of the skull, which is thus evenly balanced in the erect posture, whereas the gorilla, which goes habitually on all fours, and whose skull is inclined forward, in accordance with this posture has the foramen farther back.
In man the surface of the skull is comparatively smooth, and the brow-ridges project but little, while in the gorilla these ridges overhang the cavernous orbits like penthouse roofs.
The absolute capacity of the cranium of the gorilla is far less than that of man; the smallest adult human cranium hardly measuring less than 63 cub.
The vertebral column of the gorilla differs from that of man in its curvature and other characters, as also does the conformation of its narrow pelvis.
As to the vertebral column and pelvis, the lower apes differ from the gorilla as much as, or more than, it differs from man.
Some of the features distinguishing the gorilla from the mere gorilla-like chimpanzees will be found mentioned in the article PRIMATES.
in., while the largest gorilla cranium measured had a content of only 342 cub.
The celebrated ape "Mafuka," which lived in the Dresden zoological gardens during 1875, and came from Loango, was apparently a member of this species, although it was at one time regarded as a hybrid between a chimpanzee and a gorilla.
The gorilla's brain-case is smaller, its trunk larger, its lower limbs shorter, its upper limbs longer in proportion than those of man.
The differences between a gorilla's skull and a man's are truly immense.
The largest proportional size of the facial bones, and the great projection of the jaws, confer on the gorilla's skull its small facial angle and brutal character,while its teeth differ from man's in relative size and number of fangs.
The elephant (though its range has become restricted through the attacks of hunters) is found both in the savannas and forest regions, the latter being otherwise poor in large game, though the special habitat of the chimpanzee and gorilla.
The gorilla was summarily returned to his cage and the evening progressed without further uncomfortable references to the future.
The other four trunks displayed like goodsâ€”a moth-eaten gorilla suit, two bloody collections of dresses, and an outfit Dean supposed Frankenstein wore when he went out for a little nightlife.
At night, a traditional African campfire is lit where the gorilla briefings take place.
Mr Knight said: " Gorilla skins belong on gorillas, not on reality TV show contestants.
gorilla RULES eco-tourism is nature-based tourism that meets conservation objectives and favors sustainable development.
Naomi Watts is the perfect foil to the ten-ton grumpy gorilla, who savages his way through tropical Jurassic forestland and 1930's Manhattan alike.
Visitors to gorilla Island can also learn about the Zoo's conservation work to protect gorillas in the wild.
In most of these markets, Sony has become the 800-pound gorilla.
The forests in the east of the DRC are the last home of the Eastern lowland gorilla.
The western lowland gorilla is the species commonly found in zoos.
giant gorilla King Kong won't just devour your bananas - he'll also devour your budget!
gorilla safari takes you to Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the Virunga volcanoes.
Gorilla permits: gorilla permits: Gorilla permits are paid for separately.
Everyone who takes part will be wearing a full gorilla costume - working to save the world's last mountain gorilla costume - working to save the world's last mountain gorillas.
gorilla suit, walk through the door.
gorilla masks to focus on the issues rather than their personalities.
Quot there's no about the silverback gorilla a local bank's.
So they probably view us as a " lesser threat " -- (compared to the 800 lb gorilla in Redmond ).
Then you would be getting 80 times more PageRank boost from the Ugly Duckling website than you would from the 500 pound gorilla website.
There was also a baby gorilla being carried around on his mother's back.
rotten swine, Captain, sending him in there with that gorilla alone?
shamblethe gorilla runs with a sidelong shambling gait, but more commonly progresses by resting on its bent hands.
silverback gorilla a local bank's.
slew of films of the period featuring a gorilla on the rampage.
The Life of Mountain Gorillas: There are two main species of gorilla, which include five subspecies.
You weren't half a rotten swine, Captain, sending him in there with that gorilla alone?
The older method was to attempt the comparison between the highest member of a lower group and the lowest member of a higher group - to suppose, for example, that the gorilla and the chimpanzee, the highest members of the apes, were the existing representatives of the ancestors of man and to compare these forms with the lowest members of the human race.
du Chaillu's account (1861) of his journeys in the Gabun region popularized the knowledge of the existence of the gorilla.
This account does not by any means accord with one given by von Koppenfels, in which it is stated that while the old male gorilla sleeps in a sitting posture at the base of a tree-trunk (no mention being made of a bed), the female and young ones pass the night in a nest in the tree several yards above the ground, made by bending the boughs together and covering them with twigs and moss.
You were n't half a rotten swine, Captain, sending him in there with that gorilla alone?
Thus the gorilla runs with a sidelong shambling gait, but more commonly progresses by resting on its bent hands.
Another in a slew of films of the period featuring a gorilla on the rampage.
Gorilla: [growls] Bluebottle: [screams, whooshes away] Seagoon: Help !
Michelle "Bombshel" McGee - if you think that nickname is bad, she claims to have nicknamed him "Vanilla Gorilla," which isn't exactly cute, right?
Enjoy the Gorilla Swing, elephant slide, and Tipping Tree Frogs.
Playing the game was simple: save Mario's girlfriend from the ferocious gorilla holding her hostage.
Since it's release earlier this year, Guild Wars has seen nothing short of success in the shadow of Blizzard's eight-hundred pound gorilla, The World of Warcraft.
Recruiting a scriptwriter, an actress and a couple of sailors, the group goes on a perilous journey to a place where dinosaurs, savage islanders and the 25-foot tall King Kong gorilla roam freely.
He is a powerful gorilla who can take on a V-Rex.
By all accounts, Peter Jackson did a fantastic job recreating the classic science fiction movie featuring a giant gorilla.
Donkey Kong - Platform, puzzle and many other types of games starring Nintendo's early character, the gorilla named Donkey Kong.
The PS2 is the first current four-hundred-pound gorilla of the console gaming world - and thus the gaming world.
It was particularly pleasing to fans of the "sports entertainment" to be able to do moves like the "million dollar dream", "gorilla press", and Jake the Snake Robert's signature "DDT."
Sony, now the 400-pound gorilla of the video game console world, is poised to bring out the third version of its record-breaking PlayStation.
IT features the popular gorilla leaping toward the user.
On a blog called AmigurumiParadise, the author offers a free pattern she developed as a treat for her amigurumi gorilla.
The boxer shorts are made from 100 percent cotton and include a graphic gorilla print on the front and the words "It's Monkey Time" on the back.
To a gorilla the size of Kong, the character Ann Darrow, played, in her most famous movie role by Fay Wray, must have appeared mouselike.
This makes the improbable attraction between ape and woman must less risible; just as kittens and puppies raised together bond as a pack, so a girl and gorilla might form a familial bond.
In fact, Godzilla's original name was a combination of two Japanese words that meant "gorilla whale."
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