Unknown Cool Facts About GORILLAS

Unknown Facts About GORILLAS From Hidden Planet


Scientific Names: Gorilla beringei graueri
Family Name: Great apes
Lifespan (in wild): 35-40 years
Weight: 150-160 kg
Body Length: Male(1.7 m), Female(1.5 m)
Diet: Herbivorous

  • Gorillas have hands and feet like humans including opposable thumbs and big toes.
  • Gorillas live around 35 years. They can live longer up to 50 years, in captivity.
  • Gorillas are generally calm and passive animals, however, the silverback will defend his troop if he feels threatened.
  • They are highly intelligent and have now been observed using tools in the wild.
  • Gorillas in small groups called troops or bands in each troop there is one dominant male Silverback, some female gorillas, and their offspring.
  • Gorillas sleep at night in nests
  • The western lowland gorilla is the most numerous of the four subspecies, with population estimates often cited at 100,000-200,000.
  • A full-grown adult male will eat around 50 pounds of food in a day. 
  • Gorillas have long arms, even longer than their legs. They use their long arms to "knuckle-walk".

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