Description: Large anthropoid ape, stocky body and coarse, dark brown or black hair.
Three subspecies of gorillas living in different parts of Africa: Western Lowland Gorilla (gorilla gorilla), Eastern Lowland Gorilla (gorilla graueri), and
Mountain Gorilla (gorilla berengei)
Special Features: Largest of anthropoid apes
Larger than a man
Powerful muscular structure
Males can weight up to 500 pounds
Quadrupeds. Walk on all fours with the soles of their feet flat on the ground and the knuckles of the hands curled and planted on the ground
Can vocalize sounds
Social animals living in Family groups
Diet: Vegetarian. Favorite food is bamboo but eat leaves, tubers, flowers, fruit, fungus and some insects.
Neat Fact: The faces of gorillas are different from one another, just like humans.