Gorilla Facts

Gorillas sleep about 13 hours a night, plus some more hours in the day. Gorillas eat up to 50 pounds a day. Some gorillas are still getting hunted for meat and trophies. Gorillas build new nests every night. Gorillas eat mostly plants like:leaves, fruit, shoots, bulbs, bark, vines, and nettles. They also eat some other bugs. There are three types of gorillas Western Lowland, Eastern Lowland and Mountain gorillas.The most commonly endangered is the Mountain gorilla. They were only 620 alive in 1991. Most zoo gorillas are Western Lowland like, Koko, Micheal, and Ndume. Most male gorillas weigh up to 300 to 500 pounds! Female gorillas weigh up to 150 to 250 pounds. Gorillas can recognize each other by their faces and their body shape. Most gorillas have unique noses. The gorillas favorite food are bamboo, thistles and wild celery.

Pictures from http://www.koko.org/about/

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