29 Interesting Facts About Gorillas Most People Don’t Know

As humans, it’s important to do everything we can to understand gorillas. There are so many interesting facts about gorillas, from their diet and their habitat and to their conservation threats.

There’s so much to learn about these fascinating primates, from their habitats to their habits, you are bound to learn something new and wonderful. Let’s find out more about the impressive gorilla.

There Are Two Main Gorilla Species

There are two types of gorilla species – eastern and western gorillas. These are further divided into four subspecies. 

Gorillas Have Human Emotions

They are capable of feeling and displaying genuine emotions such as grief, love, and compassion.  

Gorillas Are Plant Eaters

Did you know that gorillas are vegetarians? Yes, upon first glance one would assume they are vicious meat-eaters.

They Are Family-Orientated

These gentle giants will only show aggression or defense when either they, or their family members are threatened. 

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