FEATURES In the summer of 1876, Berlin was in the grip of "gorilla fever." An experienced missionary, Savage had spent more than ten years on the west coast of Africa. Though Savage had never set eyes upon a living gorilla, he drew a very vivid picture. One of the men to whom Savage had sent drawings of the gorilla skulls from Africa was British zoologist and paleontologist Richard Owen (1804-1892), known today largely for coining the term "dinosaur.". [Extracted from the article]
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