What you need to know...
A full grown adult can consume as much as 40 pounds of vegetation per day - equivalent to 10% of its body weight.
Like human beings, gorillas have unique fingerprints (and toe prints)
Gorillas have an 8.5-month-long gestation period and their babies are highly vulnerable like human offspring.
Only chimpanzees and bonobos share more DNA with human beings than gorillas, who share 95% to 97% of our DNA.
The dominant male of a group may show signs of aggression to outsiders as a defense mechanism, but generally, gorillas seek to live peaceful lives
While all gorillas can climb trees, the mountain gorilla tends to stick more to the ground.
While their numbers are increasing, the mountain gorilla species are among the IUCN’s critically endangered list.