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  • English name
    Gorilla
  • ClassificationPrimates Hominidae
  • Scientific nameGorilla gorilla / Gorilla beringei

Gorilla
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Gorillas are disappearing because people hunt them and destroy their forests. There is good news too! A few Gorillas have been discovered in the wild!

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: Male 170-180cm / Female 150-160cm
Weight: Male 150-180kg / Female 80-100kg

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

They live in tropical forests in Africa.

What they eat

Gorillas eat plant roots and leaves, tree bark, and fruit. They also occasionally eat bugs.

What they are like

People think Gorillas are violent, but normally they are very peaceful animals. Sometimes adults will fight and protect their families.

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The forests are disappearing, and Gorillas are being hunted...
In the African forests where Gorillas live, people still destroy nature. People need lumber and minerals. Also, Gorillas are hunted for their meat. Part of the forest where Gorillas live was made a national wildlife preserve. However, inside that preserve there are still hunters.

A lot of wild Gorillas have been found!
Gorillas are disappearing, but there is good news too. About 120,000 Gorillas were found in the wild. There is a lot about wildlife and their numbers that we never knew. Different from the Gorillas' situation, we some times find that animals have lower numbers than we thought. We must continue protecting these endangered wildlife.

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  • Part4 "Deforestation - building roads destroys animals"
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