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

                      Size : 1.4 - 1.7m 
                                  ( 4.7 - 5.5ft)
                 Weight : 100kg - 200kg 
                                  ( 220lbs - 440lbs)
           Top Speed : 40km/h (25mph)
            Life Span : 35 - 50 years

                Colour : Black, Grey
           Skin Type : Hair
Special Features : Large head and long arms
  1. Gorillas are the largest primates in the world found in certain parts of African forests.
  2. They are most closely related to chimps and humans.
  3. They are believed to share almost 99% of the DNA of humans.
  4. They are extremely intelligent creatures, with a Gorilla having learnt the human sign language.
  5. Their sense of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing are quite similar to that of humans.
  6. Though their eyesight is not as acute as that of humans, they are believed to have color vision.
  7. They are herbivores feeding on vegetation, fruits, shoots, berries and leaves.
  8. They are known to consume almost 27kg of food on an average day.
  9. Gorillas are quite sociable and move around in troops of 5-30.
  10. They are known to eat, sleep and groom other Gorillas most of the times.
  11. In order to support their weight, they walk on their knuckles.
  12. They sleep at night in nests made of leaves and other plant material.
  13. Contrary to popular belief, gorillas are not aggressive, they are rather shy and peaceful.
  14. They only display aggressiveness when under threat by making lots of noise.
  15. They have few natural predators in Humans, leopards and crocodiles.
  16. They have drastically reduced in numbers and are sadly an endangered species today.

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