There are two species of gorillas in the world. These are
- the Eastern Gorilla and
- the Western Gorilla
Both species have been divided into two subspecies
- The Eastern Gorilla is subdivided into; Eastern Lowland Gorillas and the Mountain Gorillas
- The Western Gorilla is subdivided into; Cross River Gorillas and Western Lowland Gorillas
Though some authors mistakenly categorize gorillas into distinct species according to distribution, .
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