Gorillas By: Kj Westbrook

Gorilla might deadlift 1,800 lbs whereas the world's strongest men might deadlift 900 lbs.
A gorilla can reach speeds of 20 mph to 25 mph.
Gorillas are the largest living primates in the world.
Gorillas share 98.3 percent of their DNA with humans.
Adult male gorillas weigh up to 440 pounds and can reach a height of six feet when standing on two legs.
Females have a gestation period of 8.5 months and nurture their young for several years. Generally, females give birth to one baby every four to six years.
Gorillas stick to a mainly vegetarian diet, feeding on stems, bamboo shoots and fruits. Western lowland gorillas, however, also have an appetite for termites and ants, and break open termite nests to eat the larvae.
Gorillas move around in family groups that can range from a couple of individuals to more than 40 members. A dominant male leads and holds the position for years.
gorilla species have been decreasing in numbers for decades, and a 2010 United Nations report suggests that they may disappear from large parts of the Congo Basin by the mid-2020's.
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Created with images by harlekin - "monkey ape gorilla" • randychiu - "Gorilla" • Roger's Eye <(r)> - "Gorilla" • xlibber - "Gorilla" • Marie Hale - "Western lowland gorilla (female)" • angela n. - "San Francisco Zoo" • RobinVerhoef - "monkey gorilla zoo" • skeeze - "gorilla sitting thoughtful" • nsgbrown - "Gorilla" • Hans - "gorilla monkey view" • Pascal - "Gorilla"

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