Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Gorillas are the largest great apes in the world. They live together in large family groups that are led by a silverback. Gorillas come in two different types, the western and eastern gorillas with two subspecies. Admire the western lowland gorilla in Zoo Berlin.
Western Central Africa, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Nigeria, Central African Republic
evergreen rainforests and swamplands
These gentle giants are vegetarians. A fully grown gorilla eats 15 to 20 kg of leaves, grass, tubers, bark and fruit per day.
1 to 1,70 meter
60 to 180 kg
- Gestation period
8.5 to 9 months
- Achievable age
up to 35 years in the wild, up to 50 years in human care
Threat Categories of IUCN
gorillas are the largest of the apes with up to 200 kg of body weight,
gorilla babies suckle for 3 to 4 years,
and they build a sleeping nest out of leaves and branches every single day?