Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei)

Zoological classification:
realm: animals
phylum: Chordaanimals (Chordata)
subphylum: vertebrate (Vertebrata)
class: mammals (Mammalia)
order: Catarrhini
family:Big ape (Pongidae)

Habitat: only in small reservations in central Africa on a height of about 13123' (4000m)

Lenght: 4.9' up to 6.6' (1.5m-2m)

Weight: male 441lb (200kg), female 176-220lb (80-100kg)

Life expectancy: in zoos up to 50 years

food: leaves, twigs, bark, roots, fruits

group size: big family groups

new generation: 1 young

other characteristics: The Mountain Gorilla is one of the most endangered animals, too. In early times it was reagarded as a monster due to its big body size; later Hollywood justed that. The Mountain Gorilla is the primate which is most similar to humans. It has the biggest brain among apes.

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