Mountain Gorilla Duo white Botticino marble premium coaster (4" x 4") or trivet (6" x 6"). Cork backing to protect your counters. Each piece is made to order and will vary slightly in color and texture of stone. Gift box included. Do not put in the dishwasher or leave sitting in water to protect the cork backing. Clean using a damp cloth. Decorated in the USA.
Original artwork © 2008 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
There are two species of gorilla: eastern and western. The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is a sub-species of the eastern gorilla. As their name implies, mountain gorillas live in forests high in the mountains, at elevations of 8,000 to 13,000 feet. They have thicker fur compared to other great apes that helps them survive conditions where temperatures often drop below freezing. Since the discovery of the mountain gorilla subspecies in 1902, its population has endured years of war, hunting, habitat destruction and disease - threats so severe that some believed the species would be extinct by the end of the 20th century. Mountain gorillas are listed as "Endangered" on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Learn more about gorilla conservation at: https://www.waza.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Waza_Magayzine_11.pdf
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