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How can you tell the difference between a male and female gorilla?
Last Updated: 20th April, 2020
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Besides, what is a male and female gorilla called?
A group of Gorillas is called a“troop”. A troop usually comprises of one silverback,several adult female Gorillas and their offspring youngGorillas.
Also Know, how big is a male gorilla? Male mountain gorillas reach an average of6 feet tall (when standing upright) and weigh 400 to 500 pounds,making them the largest of the great apes (chimpanzees, orangutans,and gorillas). Females are smaller, standing an average of 4to 5 feet tall and weighing 150 to 200 pounds.
Also asked, do all male gorillas become Silverbacks?
Only male gorillas become a silverback.During this time, they may leave their troops and live alone orjoin a group of other males of similar age. Male gorillasbecome silverbacks around the age of 13, when the hair acrosstheir shoulders and down their back becomes grayish or whitein color.
What does a gorilla look like?
Adult males are known as 'silverbacks' due to thedistinctive silver-colored hair on their backs. Gorillas'appearances can vary based on sub-species, but for the most part,the western subspecies tend to be brownish gray in color, while theeastern and mountain gorillas tend to have a more blackishcoat.