A gorilla can lift 2,000 kilograms, or over 4,400 pounds. This is more than 10 times a gorilla’s body weight and as heavy as 30 humans.Continue Reading
The gorilla is one of the world’s strongest animals. Mountain gorillas, which tend to be larger than other gorilla subspecies, weight roughly 300 to 485 pounds and stand four to 6 feet tall. Despite their physical power and intimidating displays, gorillas are generally not aggressive animals unless they are disturbed or threatened.
Some of the other species on the world’s strongest animals list include the African elephant, grizzly bear, anaconda, ox, tiger, eagle, leafcutter ant, rhinoceros beetle and dung beetle.Learn more about Apes
The gorilla lady was Dian Fossey, a scientist and conservationist who spent a large part of her life studying mountain gorillas. Starting in 1963, she spent the next 18 years studying gorillas, visiting and staying in Africa regularly between periods of teaching.Full Answer >
Gorillas are large herbivorous primates that feed on leaves and stems of plants without clearing the entire site of vegetation. This allows for renewal and regrowth of plant species. Gorillas are mostly active during the day and make their nests either on the ground or in trees.Full Answer >
Gorillas communicate by making a soft purring sound that's been labeled the belch vocalization. This sound is often heard when gorillas are comfortable, such as after a meal or during a period of rest.Full Answer >
Gorillas have both physical adaptations, such as their teeth and fur, and behavioral adaptations. On cold days, gorillas stay near their sleeping areas and huddle with each other for warmth.Full Answer >