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 »

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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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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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 »

Although the gorilla is more than capable of defending itself with its incredible physical strength and powerful jaws, recorded cases of leopard predation of gorillas exist. Leopards are arboreal animals and well-adapted... More »

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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 »

Gorillas attack by first putting on a display of strength that includes standing upright, roaring, beating their chests with cupped hands, baring teeth, throwing objects, such as branches, and making mock aggressive char... More »