Western Lowland Gorilla Silverback Glass Paperweight. Ever open a window or door and all your papers go flying? Paperweights have been around for generations and they still have an important job! This large glass cabochon paperweight is hand decorated, has a felted bottom, and is a perfect desk accessory for your home office or favorite student. 3” x 1.4” and decorated in the USA by Lucy Lu. Gift box included.
Original artwork © 2010 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
The distinctive saddle shaped areas of silver fur found on male gorillas show they’ve reached maturity. These highly intelligent, gentle primates prefer to live peaceful lives and avoid conflict. They express intense emotions such as grief, and are capable of empathy, imagination and laughter. Yet these remarkable creatures are in rapid decline as the result of commercial hunting and outbreaks of the Ebola virus, and are listed by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as 'Critically Endangered'. Learn more about Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at: https://www.columbuszoo.org/guide/animal.html?id=f4ab7073-2457-4289-b242-174139c421fc