Gorillas are the largest primates in the world. Their largeness is more due to their weight, which is around 140 kg to 200 kg, than due to their height, which is between 165 cm to 175 cm. However, gorillas do not take much advantage of their massiveness and do not show aggressiveness of any sort. They are know to be shy and reserved in nature. They are generally found in fairly dense forests. But due to the usurpation of green lands all over by the human beings, their habitats are greatly threatened.
Gorillas live in families having about 30 members each. Being reserved in nature, they are extremely protective about them. The head of this family is usually silverback gorilla, a male of 12 years or more in age and has a dominating nature. However, the nomenclature is so due to the development of a silver colored patch at the back of their bodies.
In a day, a gorilla wanders around for about 10 to 15 miles. They use their knuckles, which are very strongly evolved, to aid them in walking around. Their protective and shy nature allows them t move around in a group.
Gorillas like to eat fruits, stems, barks, leaves, bamboo, vines, etc. basically, they eat whatever they find in the area of their territory, as they do not like to wander off very far away from them. But they eat a lot, which explains their massive bodies! Today, gorillas are on the way to extinction only because of the destruction of their habitats.
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