Meet Our Animals > Western Lowland Gorilla
Quick Facts
Native to Equatorial West Africa — Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea
Primary Diet Fruit, stems, leaves, seeds, bark, termites, ants
Adult Weight Males: 300 to 500 pounds; Females: 150 to 250 pounds
Lifespan 30 to 40 years
Status Critically Endangered

Western Lowland Gorilla

An adult gorilla’s upper body strength is six times more powerful than that of an adult human. Gorillas also have longer arms than legs — their arm span is actually larger than their height. Although they can stand and walk upright for short distances, they prefer to walk in a quadrupedal fashion, supporting their weight on the third and fourth digits of their curled hands.


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