Gorillas are the largest living primates and are closely related to humans.

They belong to the family Hominidae and are native to the forests of Central Africa.

Gorillas are herbivores, primarily feeding on leaves, fruits, and plants.

There are two species of gorillas: the eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringei) and the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla).

Gorillas are further divided into subspecies, including the mountain gorilla and the lowland gorilla.

Male gorillas are called silverbacks due to the silver hair that develops on their back as they mature.

Silverbacks are the dominant males in gorilla groups, leading and protecting the troop.

Gorillas live in groups called troops, typically consisting of one dominant male, several females, and their offspring.

They are known for their strong social bonds and family structure.

Gorillas communicate through vocalizations, gestures, and facial expressions.

Gorillas have distinctive nose prints, similar to human fingerprints, which can be used for identification.

They are highly intelligent and have been observed using tools in the wild.

Gorillas are capable of walking on two legs, but they primarily move on all fours (quadrupedalism).

The lifespan of gorillas in the wild is around 35 to 40 years, and they may live longer in captivity.

Gorillas are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day and rest at night.

They build nests for sleeping, using leaves and branches in trees or on the ground.

Gorillas have a large, herbaceous diet, consuming a variety of vegetation for nutrition.

Mountain gorillas are adapted to cooler temperatures, while lowland gorillas inhabit warmer climates.

Gorillas are endangered due to habitat loss, poaching, and diseases like Ebola.

Gorillas share approximately 98% of their DNA with humans.

They have a broad chest and strong arms, adapted for climbing and foraging.

Gorillas display a range of emotions, including joy, sadness, and anger.

Infants are dependent on their mothers for several years and stay close to them for protection.

Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals, and conflicts within a troop are typically resolved through displays rather than physical fights.

Tourism involving gorilla trekking contributes to their conservation by supporting local economies and raising awareness.

Silverbacks play a crucial role in protecting the troop from predators and other threats.

Gorillas may use vocalizations such as grunts, barks, and roars to communicate over long distances.

Conservation organizations work to protect gorilla habitats and prevent illegal hunting and poaching.

Gorillas have a diverse range of facial expressions that convey emotions and intentions.

The western lowland gorilla is the most widespread and numerous gorilla subspecies.

Gorillas are a keystone species, playing a vital role in maintaining the balance of their ecosystems.

Efforts are underway to rehabilitate and reintroduce gorillas rescued from illegal captivity.

Gorillas exhibit a high degree of parental care and teach their young various skills for survival.

Gorillas are vulnerable to human diseases, and precautions are taken to minimize contact during tourism and research activities.