The gorilla is the largest monkey in the world. The large, huge face and size make it very dangerous. The biggest gorilla is the eastern lowland gorilla.
The largest living primate is the eastern lowland gorilla, standing up to 6.6 feet and weighing 50 pounds in the wild. The record for the largest gorilla goes to Phil, raised in the St. Louis Zoo, weighing in at 606 pounds, though he was only 1.5 feet tall.
How heavy is the gorilla?
Western Gorilla: 160 kg
Eastern Gorilla: 150 kg
How tall is the gorilla?
Western Gorilla: 1.6 – 1.7 m
At 225kg, Gohonda is the world’s largest silverback mountain gorilla. She is the alpha male of the Sabinio group and is often seen with several adult women in the group. Rwanda Vulcanos National Park (Park National des Vulcans) is home to some of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
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Adult male mountain gorillas are called silverbacks because they have silver saddles of hair on their backs. Mountain gorillas have a wide chest, long, muscular arms, and wide legs and hands. Their arms are longer than their legs. The Silverback Gorilla is the most endangered species among all gorilla species.
Adult wives are about 200 pounds and about 4 feet tall. Male gorillas are much larger than wives, weighing about 400 pounds and weighing 6 feet tall.