Do Gorillas Eat Meat?

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Gorillas do not eat meat, and their diet consists mostly of fruits and plants. They also consume insects, such as caterpillars and termites. Fully-grown male gorillas can eat more than 40 pounds of food per day.

Gorillas live in forests and obtain most of the water they need directly from vegetation.They do not over harvest their food sources, and they allow crops to replenish.

Gorillas display many human characteristics. They live in groups that typically contain five to 10 family members. They are also capable of experiencing emotions such as happiness and sadness. Female gorillas have three to four babies during their lifetime.