Western Gorilla, Momoka playing with Riki

Western Gorilla, Momoka playing with Riki



The name gorilla actually refers to four different subspecies of animals. They share 98 percent of their DNA with humans, and they are smart enough to learn sign language and use tools. Gorillas are far from the wild, violent beasts portrayed in entertainment, and they could even be considered rather shy. The wild population of gorillas is in rapid decline, and they are critically endangered. The average gorilla is as much as four times as strong as a human.


6 Incredible Gorilla Facts!
  • Despite their massive size and impressive strength (learn about the strongest animals in the world here), these great apes are primarily vegetarians.
  • Wild gorillas live only 35 years, but the oldest captive gorilla lived until the age of 63.
  • An adult is capable of bending an iron bar with only their hands.
  • These animals are actually quite shy, and they will normally choose to flee if given the opportunity when threatened.
  • Healthy adults have no natural predators.
  • Ape vs. Gorilla: Gorillas are larger than other ape species and can weigh twice as much as the largest orangutans and more than five times the size of mandrills!



Western Gorilla, Momoka playing with Riki

 

Western Gorilla, Momoka playing with Riki

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