When we want to know about a living being, first we try to understand some of its basic characteristics such as its anatomy, feeding, where it lives or its habitat and how it reproduces among other information.
The habitat is the environment in which a particular animal develops in a way that allows him to get the food, shelter and protection needed to survive; most of the time is not an exclusive area for the animal but shares it with other species.
Either to interact with other animals of the same species or to defend itself, animals have developed different forms of communication that allow them to transmit information for a variety of purposes.
The gorilla is the largest of all primates, and there is no mistaking them for any of the others such as chimpanzees and monkeys.
Gorillas have many ways in which they communicate, both verbally and non verbally.
The distribution of gorillas is mainly in Africa but you will find that they have a very diverse area where they live.
The earliest records of primates are more than 70 million years old and the gorillas were separated from the other hominids about 7 million years ago.
Gorillas are herbivores which means that they only consume plant live. Many people assume that with the sharp teeth of gorillas they also consume meat but that isn’t true.
You will find the gorillas living in both tropic and sub tropic areas. They have an extreme range which really does surprise most people.
It may surprise you to learn that gorillas don’t really have any predators to worry about on a regular basis.
Gorilla males are ready to mate when they are approximately 13 years of age. For females it is about 10 years of age.
The social structure of gorillas is very interesting to learn about. Observing them in their natural environment gives you the chance to see all that they do.