Interesting facts about gorillas

November 4, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids

Gorillas live in groups off ten to thirty females and their young, with one or more mature males, called silverbacks.

Gorillas possess 98% of the same nuclear DNA as humans.

Gorilla live in groups, called a “troop,” of an average of 5 to 9 gorilla depending on the species.

On an average, gorillas have a height of 165-175 cm as far as adult males are concerned and weigh around 140-200 kgs. Female adult gorillas can have a height of about 140 cm and weigh around 100 kgs. A baby gorilla can weigh about 4 ½ pounds.

Mountain gorillas have longer hair, larger jaws and teeth, smaller noses and shorter arms than other gorillas.

They give birth after nine months, like humans do.

Gorillas are naturally found only in Africa.

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