Maheshe, a famous gorilla, appears on the back of this note of Zaire...

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https://youtu.be/bIgs50J8v8U
Can anyone speak to the type of gorilla that Maheshe is? The information on the web about the national park where he lived seemed to indicate that he is eastern- lowland. But the banknote book claims him to be western.

I lean towards the National Park website, but hope that an expert might make themselves heard as well...
Benjamin
Maheshe was indeed an Eastern lowland gorilla, unfortunately killed in 1993 with his head being sold off for $200 :(
Apart from his death, this also lead to the falling apart of his family as there were no other adult males to take over. Another blow for this beautiful, but endangered species. One of the members later formed one of the most famous gorilla groups: https://wildearthallies.org/the-chimanuka-group/

And thanks for the fun videos!
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