Species Saturday Vol 7: Gorillas are heavier than lions
We continue Species Saturday this week with another mighty animal... the gorilla. Did you know...
🦍 The silverback gorillas can weigh up to 200kg (that's a bit heavier than a fully grown lion for anyone who was paying attention last week)
🦍 They can be individually idenitifed from the marks on their noses, like human fingerprints
🦍 Gorillas can get any pregnant at any time of the year, unlike many other species who have seasonal mating times
🦍 There are two species of Gorilla - Eastern and Western. Both are critically endangered but Mountain Gorilla populations have started to rise to over what they used to be (still a long way to go though!)