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10 year old Blackback Mountain Gorilla passing by

11 September 2009 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda.


10 year old blackback Mountain Gorilla / Berggorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), a subspecies (Bwindi variety) of the Eastern Gorilla / Oostelijke Gorilla (Gorilla beringei). The gorilla belongs to the Nkuringo group.


A 10 year old Blackback Mountain Gorilla was passing by, walking over our trail.


Click a link and you'll go to the page for that rank in the biological classification on Schaapmans' Wildlife Spotting.


Kingdom: Animalia; Animals / Dierenrijk

Phylum: Chordata; Vertebrates / Gewervelden

Class: Mammalia; Mammals / Zoogdieren

Order: Primates; Primates / Primaten

Suborder: Haplorrhini; Tarsiers, Monkeys and Apes / Apen en Spookdieren

Infraorder: Simiiformes; Simians / Apen

Parvorder: Catarrhini; Old World Monkeys and Apes / Smalneusapen

Superfamily: Hominoidea; Apes / Mensapen

Family: Hominidae; Great Apes (incl. Humans) or Hominids / Mensachtigen

Subfamily: Homininae; Hominines / Mensachtigen

Tribe: Gorillini; Gorillas / Gorilla's

Genus: Gorilla; Gorillas / Gorilla's

Species: Gorilla beringei; Eastern Gorilla / Oostelijke Gorilla

Subspecies: Gorilla beringei beringei; Mountain Gorilla (Bwindi) / Berggorilla (Bwindi)

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Taken on September 11, 2009