Gorilla Facts

  • Are very intelligent, can learn complex tasks and have been taught sign language and simple sentences
  • Has 98% identical DNA as humans
  • Have hands like humans; five fingers and toes with an opposable thumb and toe
  • Can grasp objects with hands or toes
  • Has senses similar to humans
  • Can communicate with people via 25 recognizable sounds
  • Are quiet, shy animals; in danger of extinction
  • Eats fruits, leaves, tree bark, shoots and occasionally termites/ants; 50 lbs. per day; making them an Herbivore
  • Rarely drinks water
  • Lives in tropical rain forests
  • Rarely walks on legs;  they knuckle-walk
  • Lives 35 years in the wild or 50 years in captivity
  • Can not swim
  • Males are called a silverback
  • Females have three babies in their lifetime