Animes, animated shows and more, including a pregnancy, are the latest targets of a new study on the gorilla population, which has been the subject of much controversy since its discovery in 1994.
According to a report published in the journal ZooKeys, a team of researchers led by researcher Kailash Agarwal from Harvard University examined data from a large number of gorilla species and found that some gorilla species, such as the Komodo dragon and Sumatran tigers, were significantly pregnant.
This is not the first time the term pregnant has been used to describe an animal that has had a baby.
In 2015, an article in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology explored the idea that gorillas were pregnant.
In the article, a gorilla named Nga was described as having two cubs and two litters, and her mother was said to have a second child that was “pregnant” after a miscarriage.
Agarwal said that there was some overlap in the way that these two scenarios are interpreted.
In some instances, the term pregnancy can be interpreted as implying a single female gorilla giving birth to a second, possibly more recent child.
In other instances, a pregnancy may simply mean a young female gorilla carrying her own young and a few years later becoming pregnant.
“In these cases, the female gorilla may be carrying a younger male gorilla, or a female gorilla with multiple young, or multiple young and the older male gorilla,” Agarwals research team said in a statement.
“It’s an interesting issue to consider, and the researchers are working to address it.”
The gorilla population is currently estimated to be around 700 to 800 individuals.
The species is known for its great strength and is classified as critically endangered.