National Geographic : 1940 Aug
The Manlike Apes of Jungle and Mountain RO) ational Geographic Society Painting by Elle Cheverlange Shy and Peaceful by Nature, the Gorilla Fights Savagely When Provoked The powerful giant here drumming his chest with cupped hands challenges a foe. Largest of all the anthropoid, or manlike, apes, male Gorillas weigh more than 300 pounds-even 600 in captivity-and grow to a height of about 52 feet. The animals dwell in small family groups in the tangled forests of west Africa and in the mountains of the eastern Belgian Congo. From the brush of Elie Cheverlange comes this color series, painted especially for the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE and based on detailed life studies.