Eastern gorilla
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Order Primates

Family Hominidae

Scientific Name

Gorilla beringei

Thumbnail Description

At night they build nests by folding over vegetation, typically on the ground.

Size & Weight

Adults:

(Males)

HEIGHT: 1.7 m (5.6 ft)

WEIGHT: 140–205.5 kg (309–453 lb)

(Females)

HEIGHT: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)

WEIGHT: 90–100 kg (200–220 lb)

Habitat

Lowland, mountain rainforests, subalpine forests

Distribution

Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southwestern Uganda and Rwanda, Lualaba River, Lake Edward, Lake Tanganyika

Diet

Fruits

Reproduction

Unknown

Mating Period

Unknown

Gestation Period

8.5 months

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Population

5,000

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Name

Troops

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Group Size

35 individuals

Behavior

Diurnal, arboreal

Conservation Status

Endangered