Statistics About The Biggest Silverback Gorillas

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"Adult male silverback gorillas typically weigh between 300 to 400 pounds."

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"Silverback gorillas reach full growth around ages 12-15."

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"There are less than 4,000 eastern lowland silverback gorillas left in the wild."

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"Adult female gorillas mature at 10-12 years and males at 11-13 years."

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"The silverback's powerful arms allow it to knuckle-walk, supporting its body weight with the knuckles of its hands rather than its palms."

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"Silverback gorillas have been known to live beyond 50 years in captivity."

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"The Silverback Gorilla can lift about 1,800 pounds of weight, nearly ten times its body weight."

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"Highest population density for silverback gorillas is 4-6 in 10 square kilometers approximately."

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"Silverback gorillas have 97–98% of the same genetic blueprint as humans."

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"Silverback gorillas consume approximately 60 different plant species."

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"Silverback gorillas sleep as much as 14 hours each day."

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"Silverback gorillas have almost 98% hair coverage on their bodies."

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"The record life span for a silverback in captivity is 54 years."

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