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Are gorillas powerful but shy?
Gorillas are generally peaceful, shy, and amiable unless threatened. However, males will stand erect and beat their chests with their fists in attempts to intimidate or show off their strength. They growl loudly and become very dangerous when annoyed or attacked.
What animal is a gorilla scared of?
mountain gorillas like other primates and humans are scared of water and some insects like caterpillars and reptiles like Chameleon. Gorillas like other apes including humans find it hard to swim naturally which prompts them to desist from expanse water masses (big water bodies) like Lakes and Rivers.
Do gorillas have fingernails?
Both gorillas and humans have opposable thumbs and fingers with fingernails. A gorilla’s fingernails grow out just like ours; however, they do not need theirs filed, or cut as theirs tend to wear down on through normal gorilla wear and tear.
Are gorillas born with tails?
In rare cases, the regression is incomplete and usually surgically removed at birth. So what happened to the tail in the evolutionary journey from monkeys to apes to us? “Humans belong to a group called the great apes, and along with chimps, gorillas and orang-utans, none of us have tails.
Why do gorillas have opposable thumbs?
Gorillas also have opposable toes! Their feet look like their hands with their “big toe” in the place of the thumb. Having opposable digits on all their hands and feet helps them to be great climbers!
What kind of behavior does a gorilla have?
Gorillas are generally peaceful, shy, and amiable unless threatened. However, males will stand erect and beat their chests with their fists in attempts to intimidate or show off their strength. They growl loudly and become very dangerous when annoyed or attacked. Gorillas also demonstrate aggression by charging towards perceived intruders.
How are the different species of gorillas similar?
All five sub-species of gorilla are very similar and have only minor differences in size, colouring and build. Gorillas have very long arms that are even longer than their legs.
What kind of hair does a gorilla have?
Western gorillas have large jaw muscles and broad, strong teeth. Coarse, dark hair covers the entire body except for the face, ears, hands, and feet. Generally, the hair on the back and rump of older males grows grey and is lost with age. This coloration pattern has resulted in older males being known as “silverbacks”.
Is the gorilla considered to be an intelligent animal?
The gorilla is considered to be a highly intelligent animal on a similar level with humans and dolphins. The real extent of the gorilla’s intelligence is unknown, however one gorilla bred in captivity was successfully trained in human sign language.