Size: 1.7 m

Weight: 150 kg

Collective Noun: Band or Troop

Where they’re from: Africa

Diet: Fruit, leaves, termites and caterpillas


  • They are MAINLY herbivores

  • Every gorilla each has a unique nose print: like a fingerprint for humans! This helps identify each individual

  • It's scientific name is Gorilla Gorilla!!

  • But then... the scientific name of the West Lowland Gorilla is Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla!

  • They are known to hum and sing tunes during meal times

  • Gorillas purr, just like cats do!

  • These animals fancy fruits because they get an alcoholic smell from them

  • Scientists have shown that gorillas display individual personalities

  • Some gorillas have learnt sign language

  • They share 98.3% of their genetic code with humans