Gorilla

Names: Gorilla

Gorillas are the largest of all known living primates.  There are 2 species of gorilla, the Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) and Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei). Both are endangered.

Gorillas range in size from 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) to 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) and weigh from 140 kg (309 lbs) to 165 kg (364 lbs).  Their lifespan is around 30-50 years.

Gorillas are mainly herbivores, eating mostly fruits and plants.  Gorillas sometimes eat insects and meat.

 

  • It is estimated that gorillas can lift up to 2 tons, however this has never been proven