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800-pound gorilla

A person, group, or organization so powerful (either by size or by influence) that it does not need to heed the rules or threats of others. It refers to the riddle "Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit?" (Answer: "Wherever it likes.") Primarily heard in US. Don't mess with that guy; he's like an 800-pound gorilla! These big corporations act like 800-pound gorillas, making up the rules to suit themselves.
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gorilla biscuits

and gorilla pills
n. amphetamines. (Drugs.) Stay away from gorilla biscuits. He’s high on gorilla pills.
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gorilla pills

verb
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gorilla juice

n. steroids. (Bodybuilding. Steroids build muscle tissue rapidly.) Do all those muscle-bound creatures take gorilla juice?
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The oldest gorillas in captivity are Trudy in Little Rock Zoo, Arkansas, and Fatou, in Berlin Zoo, both born in 1957.
Seventeen year-old Kira gave birth to a bouncing baby boy gorilla on June 2.
The world's oldest gorilla held in captivity died in her zoo habitat this week.
After a century of gorillas being portrayed as aggressive monsters, the public took this friendly image of gorillas to their hearts.
dragging the boy Some animal I think it looks mostly like a case of extreme interest by the gorillas Dr Emily Bethell, John Moores University
All the new gorillas are made from sheet metal discs which are individually hand-beaten.
Columbus also has a long history of caring for gorillas.
Our findings have major ramifications for the possible reintroduction of these confiscated gorillas into the wild (all remain in captivity) because such a management action might introduce a novel (human) pathogen to a naive population.
Uganda is home to nearly half of the world's mountain gorillas that remain in the wild.
We are delighted that Corning has chosen to continue their sponsorship of our efforts to protect endangered gorillas and their critically important habitats in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo," said Clare Richardson, president and chief executive officer of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
The body build of the two types of gorillas differ, and experts would be able to certainly solve the species puzzle with the image.
This is the first time scientists have been able to compare the genomes of all four living great apes: humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.
To make sure he has the best future zoo bosses have decided to let him go to a German zoo where he will be part of a peer group with other gorillas.
Summary: An angry King Kong frantically banging on its chest is probably the most common image our memories have of gorillas.
Salome keeps the baby very close and we are keen to give the gorillas space, therefore it is still too early to determine the baby's sex.