Gorilla 10 facts You Will Be Surprised to Know

Gorillas are the largest living primates and can weigh up to 500 pounds.

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There are two species of gorillas: the eastern gorilla and the western gorilla, each with two subspecies.

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Gorillas are herbivores and their diet mainly consists of leaves, shoots, fruits, and flowers.

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Gorillas are highly intelligent animals and are known to use tools such as sticks and rocks to accomplish tasks.

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Gorillas are social animals and live in groups called troops that can range from 2 to 30 individuals.

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The dominant male in a gorilla troop is called a silverback, named for the silver hair that develops on his back as he matures.

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Gorillas communicate through a variety of vocalizations, body language, and facial expressions.

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Gorillas are primarily found in tropical and subtropical forests in central and eastern Africa.

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Gorillas are important for their role in their ecosystems as seed dispersers and for maintaining forest biodiversity.

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Some species of turtles are threatened or endangered due to habitat loss, pollution, and hunting.

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