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Gorilla, Rwanda (USNM 395636)
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 395636 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7047834), is a male gorilla (Gorilla beringei) from Rwanda. This specimen was collected by Dian Fossey in 1968 near Mount Visoke in the Virunga Mountains. The flash model of this gorilla femur is scaled to 50% in order to fit inside the viewer.
This is a CT scan of the right femur of USNM 395636. 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.