Did you know that silverback gorillas, identifiable by the patch of silver hair on their backs, are exclusively male? Close related to humans, gorillas are a highly intelligent animal that can learn sign language, problem solving, and are capable of exhibiting emotion. History: Native to the forest of central Africa, gorillas are split up into two species: the eastern and western gorilla. Despite many efforts made to stabilize the gorilla population, including multiple national parks and strict anti-poaching laws, eastern gorillas are considered endangered while western gorillas are critically endangered. Scientific Name: Gorilla gorilla Characteristics: Designed to capture not only the physical attributes of the silverback gorilla but its intelligence as well, this artfully crafted and painted silverback gorilla figurine features the emotive eyes characteristic of this amazing animal. Size: Measuring 5.85 inches long, 3.75 inches wide and 6.25 inches tall.