Dec 31, 2003; Apeldoorn, NETHERLANDS; Western Lowland Gorilla, Scientific name: Gorilla gorilla gorilla, photographed in captivity in Apenheul Primate Park. Distribution: tropical forests of Western Africa from southern Nigeria to the Congo river. Status: endangered. It's the largest of the great apes. The gorilla seems to be giving the camraman the middle finger or 'flipping him off'.