There are two species of Gorilla with unconnected habitats, the Western Gorilla from west central Africa and the Eastern Gorilla (includes the subspecies Mountain Gorilla) from eastern central Africa. Both have two subspecies. The Eastern Gorilla generally has a darker, thicker coat, especially the Mountain subspecies, but overall appearance is similar.
Pictures on this page are entirely of the Western Lowland Gorilla (with the fun trinominal name
Gorilla gorilla gorilla).
Adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks, can reach nearly 6 feet tall and adult females nearly 5 feet.
The silver back
Gorillas live in family groups with a dominant breeding male.
Gorillas share some 98% of their DNA with humans.
No, she is female and it's her thumb (big toe).
He loses his hair as he gets old.
Juvenile female Western Lowland Gorilla