Gorillas

By: Michael

What Gorillas look like?

Gorillas are part of the great ape family. Gorillas are big, hairy, and they walk on two legs. Sometimes gorillas use their hands and feet (all fours) to walk. Gorillas can weigh as much as 400 pounds. Gorillas beat their chest to show their strength.

Eating habits of Gorillas

How Gorillas eat.

Gorillas have bigger stomachs than humans. A gorilla needs a bigger stomach to hold all the food it eats in a day. An adult gorilla can eat 66 pounds of food each day.Gorillas don't drink much water because most of the water is in the plants they eat. A gorilla eats a lot of food to keep moving and to be healthy.
mountain gorilla eating bamboo

Fun Facts About Gorillas!

Did you know there used to be a white gorilla? The gorilla's name was Snowflake. Snowflake was the only known white gorilla. Snowflake had unpigmented skin and hair. People found him in Rio Muni near Guinea. Snowflake was a nice gorilla.