Western Lowland Gorillas
Shy vegetarians, these great apes have black to grayish or reddish-brown hair that covers the body except on face, soles of hands and feet, and upper chest. All males acquire a silver-gray color across the back and upper thighs at sexual maturity. Males have an enlarged sagittal crest, which is a bone ridge on the top of the cranium.
MALE Up to 1.7 m (5.5 ft)
FEMALE Up to 1.4 m (4.5 ft)
MALE Up to 182 kg (400 lbs)
FEMALE Up to 102 kg (225 lbs)
More than 200 types of plants: fruits, stems, flowers, shoots, bulbs, bark, leaves, pith, as well as invertebrates such as termites and ants; seasonal frugivores.
MALE 11 years
FEMALE 6.5 years
40 years in zoological setting; wild studies of longevity have only been going on for 10 years, so far life span is inconclusive.
African countries of Cameroon, Peoples Republic of Congo, Gabon, Central African Republic, and Equatorial Guinea