Gorilla gorilla gorilla
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Gorillas live in a harem community with one dominant „silverback“ male as the leader. Males beat their chests to impress one another, which is usually sufficient to determine the hierarchy. Only rarely does it come to a fight. In spite of their size, they are primarily herbivores. Males require a daily food intake of ca. 30 kg of plants while females require ca. 18 kg.
Order: primates, family: hominids / great apes
Plants, shoots, stems, leaves, herbs, grasses, bark, fruits and occasionally also insects
Lowland rainforests in West Africa
Gestation period: 234–288 days, one offspring; suckling period: at least two years; sexual maturity at 6–7 years; maximum life span: over 53 years
Status according to Red List:Critically endangered (CR)