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Gorilla, Rwanda (USNM 397358)
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 397358 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7048740), is a male gorilla (Gorilla beringei) from Rwanda. It was collected by Dian Fossey near the saddle between Mt. Sabinyo and Mt. Gahinga in the Virunga Mountains, slightly north of the two peaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 397358. 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.