By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Modern Gorilla Species

Modern Gorilla Species

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -1750000
Post Date: 05/03/2024

The modern gorilla species, the western and eastern gorillas, are estimated to have diverged approximately 1.75 million years ago. However, recent studies suggest that there was an interbreeding event between an extinct gorilla population and eastern gorillas around 40,000 years ago, leaving a genetic legacy in present-day eastern gorillas.

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