[African.] A remarkable animal; the largest of the ape or monkey tribe. It has immense canine teeth, powerful muscles, and great strength, and does not hesitate to attack the lion, yet it is a vegetarian. It lives in the dense African jungle. It walks in a peculiar way, swinging its body between its Jong arms. The females and young live much in the trees and the males on the ground. It is very fierce and difficult to capture and tame.