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Gorilla, Cameroon (USNM 590968)
Gorillas are great apes and one of our closest living relatives. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many gorillas in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 590968 (http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=10049204), is a male Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) from Cameroon. This individual was collected by J.L.S. Groves in 1998 near Mbulu Village of the Mbulu Forest.
This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 590968. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.