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Gorillas are herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa. Find out more fascinating gorilla facts including lifespan, diet, size, and much more.

  • There are two different gorilla species (each with two sub-species).
  • Gorilla’s live in groups of 6-12 called bands or troops.
  • A gorilla can be 6 feet tall and weigh 500 pounds.
    Gorilla Facts

    The male gorillas become mature after 11 – 13 years.

  • Gorillas also have 32 teeth, just like us.
  • Gorillas are colorblind.
  • Gorillas normally build their nests for resting.
  • These primates live on fruits, vines, leaves, stems and bamboo.
  • Like humans gorillas have 5 toes and each foot and 5 fingers on each hand.
  • Similar to a fingerprint, gorillas have a unique nose print.
  • Gorillas can live 35 years in the wild and over 50 years in captivity.
  • Gorillas have been observed displaying emotions such as grief.
  • Gorillas are shy animals they are not aggressive.
  • A female gorilla is pregnant for around 9 months. They give birth to 1 baby.
  • The primary cause of gorillas deaths is cardiovascular disease.
  • Human birth control pills also work on gorillas.


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