"The retrieved animal was a large, human-like, male ape with a body length of 1.5 m and a weight of more than 200 pounds. He had no chest hair, but enormous hands and feet.
"Unfortunately, I was not able to identify the genus the ape belonged to",
the Captain wrote with regret. He thought that it could not be a chimpanzee because of the animal's size, and, until then, the gorillas that were known to live in the lowlands had not been found in the area of the East African Great Lakes.
Robert von Beringe decided to send his discovery to the Zoological Museum in Berlin for examination. The ape's skin and one of his hands were eaten by a hyena on the way back to Usumbura. With the skull and the part of the skeleton that arrived in Berlin intact, Prof. Paul Matschie (1861-1926), who worked at the museum, was able to classify the animal as a new form of gorilla, which he called Gorilla beringei after the man who discovered it. Later the mountain gorilla was considered a subspecies (Gorilla gorilla beringei), but in the meantime Matschie's name is used again for the eastern gorilla."
i'm not saying they are gorilla's
.. i'm just saying they may not be what they are thought to be.
cause even the gorilla was thought to be human. or like big foot.
in fact.. the natives called them.. "the smelly men"