gorilla gorilla  /ɡə ˈrɪ lə/


  • (n) largest anthropoid ape; terrestrial and vegetarian; of forests of central west Africa


  1. That a gorilla can lick a heavyweight prizefightereven three prizefighterswas a pet theory of the late great Journalist Arthur Brisbane.
  2. A male gorilla sits in the Gorilla Kingdom at ZSL London Zoo on March 29, 2007.
  3. Tarzan has long since made pals of the chimps, but gorillas still have a terrible reputation.


  1. Albino gorilla was inbred, say scientists

    Albino gorilla: A genetic study of Snowflake, the world's only known albino gorilla, found that he was likely the product of a pairing between an uncle and a niece.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Albino Gorilla The Result Of Uncle, Niece Mating

    An albino gorilla who lived for 40 years at a Barcelona zoo is the subject of a new study that traced his origins, and the results are surprising. Snowflake was famous up until his death in 2003 from skin cancer …
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  3. Gorilla celebrates 2nd birthday at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    A western lowland gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park savored every bit of his birthday Monday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego

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  1. "Yeah, I heard it but it's football, you know," said Cole. "I don't care. I know I'm not a monkey. I might be as strong as a gorilla but I'm not a monkey. That's life, isn't it. You've just got to carry on and get on with it and we got the...
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Carlton Cole Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "I really try to, more with my words, draw on things rather than show up before the game with a gorilla suit on," said Donovan, who often takes a softer approach by calling players to his office for friendly, fatherlike chats. "I try to use...
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Donovan Source: Forbes

  3. "Yes, it's a big gorilla off my shoulders, I can tell you that," Burke said. "Until we dealt with the Mathieu Schneider situation, it hasn't been a whole lot of fun, because you don't feel like you've got control over the decision-making...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Brian Burke Source: USA Today

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