Kingo (IMAGE) Washington University School of Medicine Caption Kingo, a silverback Western lowland gorilla, is about 40 years old and lives in a remote area neighboring Nouabal&eacute;-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis studied the gut microbiomes of wild apes in the Republic of Congo, of captive apes in zoos in the U.S., and of people from around the world and discovered that lifestyle is more important than geography or even species in determining the makeup of the gut microbiome. Credit GOUALOUGO TRIANGLE APE PROJECT Usage Restrictions This image is to be used in accordance with the mission, policies and guidelines of Washington University in St. Louis. Visit https://wustl.edu/about/compliance-policies/media-policies/photo-use/ for more information. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.