5 Cool Facts About Gorillas and Apes

They are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom - so why not get to know a bit more about Gorillas and apes.


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Very much like Us

Apes are our nearest relatives in the animal world. The great apes are Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Orang-utan.

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2 Gorilla Species

There are two gorilla species, both of them are from

Africa - the western gorilla and the eastern gorillas ( including mountain gorillas )

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Gorillas Are The Boss

Gorillas are the largest of the apes. They can weigh up to 225kg and can stand up to two meters tall. All this on a diet of vegatbles and shoots!

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Mountain Gorillas

There are not many left, as of 2009 there were less than 1000 mountain gorillas left!

They live in the mountains of Rwanda and Uganda.

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Clever Chimps

Chimpanzees use tools more than any other animal - apart for us of course 🙂

They even use leaves to soak up water to drink and use stones to crack open nuts. Very clever indeed!

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