A gorilla's upper body is six times stronger than a human's, and the muscles in a gorilla's arms are larger than those in its legs. They use their arms to move foliage, gather food and defend themselves. Gorillas also ne... More »

When in need of a defense mechanism, gorillas generally rely on their powerful arms, which are fully developed with strong muscles. Gorillas have strong and muscular arms, which allow them to fight off predators, grasp a... More »

Most gorillas are herbivores that live on a vegetarian diet of fruits, bamboo shoots and stems. Some gorillas, including the Western lowland gorilla, exhibit omnivorous traits by eating ants and termites, and they will e... More »

When in need of a defense mechanism, gorillas generally rely on their powerful arms, which are fully developed with strong muscles. Gorillas have strong and muscular arms, which allow them to fight off predators, grasp a... More »

According to Sea World, a gorilla has six times the upper body strength of an adult human. Assuming an average person can bench press his body weight, a 300-pound gorilla is capable of pressing approximately 1,800 pounds... More »

Mountain gorillas are similar to other gorillas, but they have longer fur, larger jaws and teeth, a smaller nose, and shorter arms. Gorillas are the largest primates, but their sizes differ greatly between males and fema... More »

All species of gorillas are becoming endangered and potentially extinct due to habitat loss, disease and poaching. A gorilla's only natural predator in the wild is the leopard. More »