Characteristics of Male Gorillas

Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of Africa like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Virunga National Park among other. Gorillas are found in countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Central African Republic, Congo Brazaville and so on. Gorillas are divided into two species: the eastern gorillas and the western gorillas (both critically endangered). Gorillas are the largest living primates on earth. They share DNA with the human being, from 95–99% depending on what is counted, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after the chimpanzees and bonobos.

Gorillas stay in tropical or subtropical forests in Africa. In terms of sex, male Gorillas deffer from female in character.

Male Gorillas are big in size compared to female. Male Gorillas weigh 400 to 500 pounds, making them the largest of the great apes. Female Gorillas weighs 150 to 200 pounds.

In terms of height, Male Gorillas reach an average height of 6 feet when standing upright. Females height 4 to 5 feet tall.

Male Gorillas at a mature stage develop a silver strip at the back that is why they are called silver back. In other words, the back hair changes color as they grow.

Male Gorillas are more aggressive compared to female. They want to show that they are the heady of the groups and indeed they are!

Male Gorillas are stronger than females. The silver backs defends the group in case of an attack.