There are an estimated 700 to 880 mountain gorillas left in the wild as of 2014. Although conservation efforts aim to help mountain gorillas, a loss of habitat, poaching and human conflict have impacted the population of... More »

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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 »

Mountain gorillas are large, powerful herbivores with no predators above them in the food chain; they feed on everything from wild grass to tree pulp and once they reach their adult size after several years of growth the... More »

As of 2014, the number of gorillas left in the world is around 100,000, and their population is steadily decreasing. There are two species of gorillas, and both are endangered. Only 600 mountain gorillas are left in the ... More »

In the wild, mountain gorillas live an average lifespan of 35 years, though some gorillas may live as long as 50. In captivity, with the proper environment, gorillas can live just as long as the do in the wild. More »

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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 »

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 »