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Name: Gorilla

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)

Location: Africa

Special Features:

  • Largest of anthropoid apes
  • Larger than a man
  • Powerful muscular structure
  • Huge skeleton
  • Extremely strong
  • 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.

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