Kingdom : Animalia
                     Class : Mammalia
                  Family : Hominidae
   Scientific Name : Gorilla Berengei

                 Size(H) : 1.5m - 1.8m (5ft - 6ft)
                 Weight : 204kg - 227kg 
                                   (450lbs - 500lbs)
            Top Speed : 40km/h (25mph)
             Life Span : 35 - 50 years

                 Colour : Black, Brown, Grey
            Skin Type : Hair
 Special Features : Sociable habits and 
                                  agile hands and feet
  1. Eastern gorillas are one of the gorilla subspecies found in Africa.
  2. They are less common than the other subspecies that is the Western Gorilla.
  3. They are the largest primates in the world.
  4. They inhabit the Eastern and Central African tropical jungles and forests.
  5. They are found inhabiting the trees in countries like Rwanda, Uganda and Eastern Congo.
  6. There are 2 subspecies- The Eastern Lowland Gorilla and the Mountain Gorilla.
  7. The mountain gorilla is rarer in the wild than the Eastern lowland gorilla and both the subspecies appear a little different.
  8. Their body has adapted well to the jungle life with opposable thumbs.
  9. They are known to use tools to gather food more effectively.
  10. They are omnivores primarily feeding on fruits, leaves, nuts, berries, insects and occasionally on lizards and rodents.
  11. They have very few natural predators in leopards and crocodiles.
  12. They live in groups comprising an alpha male, females and their young.
  13. The alpha male mates with the females in the group.
  14. The female Eastern gorilla gives birth to a single baby which is dependent on its mother for the first few years.
  15. Habitat loss due to deforestation and the recent civil unrest is the biggest threat to eastern gorillas.
  16. Illegal poaching and habitat loss have made them an endangered species.

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