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. More »

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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... More »

Gorillas protect themselves by living in groups that are protected by a large, dominant male and by being secretive. Additionally, gorillas are skilled climbers that can flee to the trees if pursued by a predator. The si... More »

According to the Defenders of Wildlife website, the average weight of an adult gorilla ranges between 200 and 450 pounds, depending on sex. Male gorillas tend to be much larger, on average, than females. More »

A female gorilla does not have a special name based on gender. Only adult male gorillas are identified as "silverbacks," which refers to the silver line of fur adult mountain gorillas produce after maturity. More »

A young male gorilla is called a blackback, and an adult male gorilla is called a silverback. The oldest and strongest silverback is typically the dominant male in a group. More »

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. More »