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  Animal Info - Gorilla
Gorillas are diurnal, with nearly all activity occurring between 6:00 in the morning and 6:00 in the evening.
A population of gorillas in the vicinity of Mt. Kahuzi in
Gorillas construct rough platforms, or nests, for sleeping at night or for rest during the day, either in a tree or on the ground.
www.animalinfo.org /species/primate/gorigori.htm   (0 words)

The gorilla is a shy and, for the most part, inoffensive vegetarian -- a far cry from the fearsome, aggressive creature depicted in films and comic books.
Gorillas are the largest and most powerful of the apes.
Also, laws prohibiting, rather than just controlling, the capture and sale of gorillas need to be passed and enforced in all countries within the species’ range.
www.nature.ca /notebooks/english/egorilla.htm   (169 words)

  Gorilla - MSN Encarta
Gorilla, largest of the great apes and one of the closest living relatives of the human species.
Although nearly all gorillas found in zoos are western gorillas rather than eastern gorillas, a subspecies of the eastern gorilla commonly known as the mountain gorilla is most familiar due to extensive research and popular documentary and motion-picture portrayals of its life in the wild.
Gorilla coats are generally fl, with the lower back region turning to gray in adult males.
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  San Francisco Zoo | Animals | Western Lowland Gorilla
Gorilla faces are bare, with a short muzzle, large nostrils and small eyes and ears that lie close to the head.
Despite their great size, gorillas are generally shy and peaceful, and live in groups of five to 30 animals, with an average group size of about 11.
Currently the gorilla is considered to have three subspecies: the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), the eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla graueri) and the mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei).
www.sfzoo.org /cgi-bin/animals.py?ID=31   (460 words)

  Gorilla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gorilla, the largest of the living primates, is a ground-dwelling herbivore that inhabits the forests of Africa.
Gorillas are divided into two species and (under debate as of 2006) either four or five subspecies.
Gorillas have a facial structure which is described as prognathous, that is, their mandible protrudes further out than the maxilla.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gorilla   (1578 words)

 Prariedog. The Animal In You
Gorillas are strong, unpolished individuals with a gruff coarse exterior that conceals their soft and chewy center, and are capable, happy-go-lucky individuals with a disarming naiveté.
Gorillas are capable of forming long-lasting, monogamous relationships and enjoy the peace and comfort provided by large families and close groups of friends.
Gorillas have a strong need for structure in their households, which requires a healthy system of communication throughout the family.
www.animalinyou.com /Gorilla.htm   (360 words)

Gorillas have two arms and two legs, just like man. There large bodies are covered in thick hair, except for their face and the palms of hands and feet.
All gorilla’s are alike in the important ways but gorilla’s living in different regions have physical adaptations that make them physically look different from one another.
The baby gorilla, weighing only 5 pounds at birth, is usually weaned at the age of two and nests with the mom until the age of three.
web.fccj.org /~dbyres/2011projects/gorilla/gorilla.htm   (1118 words)

 Gorilla (computer game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gorilla is a video game distributed with MS-DOS 5, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95/98, and Windows NT 4.0.
The player takes on the role of one of two gorillas standing on top of buildings in a randomly generated skyline.
Gorilla, like Nibbles, has experienced something of a revival in the early 21st century, in that some mobile phones include a variant of the game.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gorilla_(computer_game)   (373 words)

 All About Gorillas - EnchantedLearning.com
Gorillas are covered with brownish hair on most of their body (except their fingers, palms, face, armpits, and bottoms of their feet).
Gorillas have a very large head with a bulging forehead, a crest on top (it is called the sagittal crest, and is larger on male gorillas), tiny ears, and small, dark-brown eyes.
Gorillas live about 50 years in captivity; their life span in the wild is only about 35 years (like most animals, they live much longer in captivity).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/apes/gorilla   (1224 words)

Gorillas have two arms and two legs, just like man. There large bodies are covered in thick hair, except for their face and the palms of hands and feet.
Gorillas in the wild do not normally need to drink water because moisture is provided in the lush vegetation.
The baby gorilla, weighing only 5 pounds at birth, is usually weaned at the age of two and nests with the mom until the age of three.
web.fccj.edu /~dbyres/2011projects/gorilla/gorilla.htm   (1118 words)

 Mountain Gorilla - Bagheera
The gorillas also were killed intentionally for their meat and parts; gorilla hands and heads were sold as souvenirs to tourists.
Although gorillas were not the poachers' main targets, snares often trapped gorillas and they lost a hand or a foot to infection.
But few gorillas were actually killed during the war, despite poaching for other animals and despite tens of thousands of soldiers and refugees passing through the gorilla's habitat.
bagheera.com /inthewild/van_anim_gorilla.htm   (1172 words)

Gorillas are primates, the group of mammals that include monkeys, lemurs, apes and humans.
When the male gorillas are about 10 years old the hair on the lower part of their backs turns silver-grey, and then they are known as silverbacks.
The feet are flat on the ground and the gorilla uses the knuckles of its hands to support the upper part of its body.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/gorilla.htm   (621 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
Gorillas, contrary to legend, were found to be shy and amiable creatures, usually living in groups of 5 to 15.
Gorillas build makeshift camps each night after a day of foraging for the succulent plants, berries, and leaves that constitute their diet.
Gorillas are now considered in danger of extinction because of encroachment on their habitat and continued hunting.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/gorilla.html   (719 words)

 African Forest - Western lowland gorilla
Foods given to the gorillas are similar to, but not the same as, those available in the wild and include bananas, celery, dried fruit and turnips.
Gorilla babies are introduced to solid food at an earlier age than human babies, at about two months, because they start to teethe at about this time.
The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla berengei berengei) lives in in the mountainous regions of Rwanda and Congo (DRC) and was made famous by Dian Fossey.
www.colszoo.org /animalareas/aforest/gorilla.html   (958 words)

 Gorilla Nation
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www.gorillanation.com   (207 words)

 Mountain Gorilla -- Kids' Planet -- Defenders of Wildlife
Of the three subspecies of gorilla, the mountain gorilla is the largest and rarest.
Male mountain gorillas reach an average of 6 feet tall (when standing upright) and weigh 400 to 500 pounds, making them the largest of the great apes (chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas).
Young gorillas cling to their mother's chests until they are old enough to ride on her back.
www.kidsplanet.org /factsheets/mountain_gorilla.html   (335 words)

 Gorillas Online: Natural History and Conservation
The Cross River gorilla, which differs from the western lowland gorilla in skull and tooth dimensions, is restricted to the forested hills on the Nigerian-Cameroon border (WWF 2005).
Gorillas are primarily vegetarians, and large quantities of food are needed to sustain their massive bulk.
In adulthood, the western lowland gorilla is greyish or brownish; the lighter saddle extends to the thighs and is not sharply defined from the rest of the coat; in Gorilla beringei graueri, the fur is fairly short, but in Gorilla beringei beringei, it is long and silkly.
homepage.mac.com /wildlifeweb/gorillas/info/nh.html   (2991 words)

 Primates: Gorilla Facts - National Zoo| FONZ
In comparison to the mountain gorilla, the western lowland gorilla has a wider and larger skull and the big toe of the western lowland gorilla is spread apart more from the alignment of his other four toes.
Gorillas are primarily herbivorous, eating the leaves and stems of herbs, shrubs, and vines.
Gorilla meat is eaten by hunters and loggers, and is also sold in city markets and restaurants.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/Primates/Facts/FactSheets/Gorillas/default.cfm   (1889 words)

The skeletal structure of the gorilla is similar to that of humans, but the bones are thicker, the arms much longer, and the legs are shorter.
Firstly, infant gorilla was captured for zoos in the past, where the mother and often the other members of the family were killed as they defended the baby.
Secondly Gorillas are hunted for meat and trophies in some parts of Africa, or for most of the cases gorillas are caught in the traps set for other animals.
www.geocities.com /bioeureka/gorillas.htm   (1344 words)

 Mountain Gorilla Stamps
This stamp of the mountain gorilla is one of sixteen on a souvenir sheet depicting endangered species of the world.
This stamp of the mountain gorilla is one of six on a souvenir sheet depicting endangered African wildlife.
This souvenir sheet depicts a mountain gorilla eating a leaf on a background of a mother gorilla and her child.
www.pibburns.com /cryptost/mgorilla.htm   (1133 words)

 Western gorilla - Gorilla gorilla: More Information - ARKive
Western gorillas are smaller and lighter bodied than eastern gorillas, because they must be agile climbers in order to reach fruits in the trees (10).
Western gorillas live in groups that vary in size between 2 and 20 individuals, composed of at least one male, several females and their offspring (2).
The decline in gorilla numbers is mainly attributed to the loss and degradation of their forest habitat, which has been relentlessly cleared to make way for agricultural and logging practices (3).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Gorilla_gorilla/more_info.html   (893 words)

 Mountain Gorilla, Article by Adrian Warren - page 1 of 6
Gorillas and chimpanzees generally travel along the ground, using the knuckles of their hands as an extra pair of feet.
The modern apes are all essentially vegetarian: gorillas are predominantly leaf-eaters; only the chimpanzees include a significant proportion of meat in their diet, sometimes hunting cooperatively for colobus monkeys or other medium-sized mammals and they will even share food.
In the gorillas' social structure where the breeding in any one group is almost exclusively by a single silverback male, periodic movement of females between groups is essential to ensure genetic variety and to prevent inbreeding, a peril in small populations.
www.lastrefuge.co.uk /data/articles/gorilla_p1.html   (1062 words)

 Mountain Gorilla   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The largest of the apes, the Mountain Gorilla is a highly intelligent and gentle creature.
Gorillas spend almost all of their day on the forest floor in small family groups eating leaves and stems of trees, and take a nap at midday.
Gorillas don't move around much, and even make their nests right on the ground.
www.pbs.org /kratts/world/africa/gorilla   (257 words)

 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Gorilla
Habitat: Gorilla gorilla is found in lowland tropical rain forests; Gorilla berengei live higher in the rain forests, mountain slopes, and bamboo forests.
A group of gorillas living together is called a “troop.” There can be 5 to 30 gorillas in one troop, led by a strong, experienced male known as a "silverback." His job is a big one.
A young gorilla stays close to its mom, sharing her nest, until it is four to six years old.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-gorilla.html   (930 words)

 The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International: Saving gorillas and their habitats in Africa
Dedicated to the conservation of gorillas and their habitats in Africa through anti-poaching, regular monitoring, research, education and support of local communities, DFGFI uniquely continues to promote the ideals and vision of Dr. Dian Fossey.
DFGFI is again working with local authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help care for an infant mountain gorilla that was orphaned as the result of an armed attack, the second killing of gorillas in two months in the DRC sector of Virungas National Park.
Two mountain gorillas in the groups that we observe from the Karisoke Research Center were recently caught in snares, but both were thankfully freed.
www.gorillafund.org   (0 words)

Gorilla parents protect their offspring at all times, so the young apes are able to spend their 'childhood' eating, sleeping and playing.
Some native tribes eat gorilla meat, and, although protected by law, poachers are a problem, selling the skins, hands and heads to tourists.
The mountain gorilla is under the greatest threat with fewer than 650 existing in the wild.
www.yptenc.org.uk /docs/factsheets/animal_facts/gorilla.html   (1397 words)

 the Living Africa: wildlife - primates - gorilla
Mountain gorillas live in forests between 9200 and 11,200 ft (2800-3499 m) and occasionally are found in meadows at around 13,000 ft (4000 m).
On cold or rainy days, the mountain gorilla will stay huddled together for warmth and tend not to get anything accomplished while other gorilla will spend 30% of their time feeding, 30% traveling, and 40% resting.
In some regions the mortality rate is as high as 46% which means that if a male lives for 40 years he will only leave 2 to 6 living offspring or 10 to 20 if he lives to be 50 to 60 years of age.
library.thinkquest.org /16645/wildlife/gorilla.shtml   (491 words)

 In danger of extinction: Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla - Independent Online Edition > Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The babies were only the second, third, fourth and fifth gorillas ever to be born to reintroduced parents (the first, Teke, another Aspinall triumph who was born two years ago across the river, was the first gorilla to be born in the area for more than five decades).
He says that, like humans, gorillas feel trauma, and that there is, for instance, a noticeable correlation between the age at which a gorilla loses its mother and how well that infant will adapt to a new life.
The bushmeat trade, whereby gorillas are hunted for their meat, is on the up in the north of the country where the gorillas live in the dense forests.
news.independent.co.uk /environment/article2144824.ece   (2379 words)

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