Gorillas

Today, I am going to be telling you facts about gorillas.

There are 2 different species of gorillas; the Eastern gorillas and the Western gorillas.

 This is a Western gorilla.

 This is an Eastern gorilla.

About Western gorillas.

Western gorillas live in west central Africa. There habitat is in green areas such as hills of near swamps. All gorillas are vegetarians however they are quite capable of breaking an arm or leg if you disturb them. The reason why they are strong is because they need to be capable of taking down trees to get food. Western gorillas eat leaves, stems, pith*, shoots and fruit. All gorillas have at least 3% of bugs in their diet so they are not completely vegetarians.

* pith is the spongy white tissue lining the rind of oranges, lemons, and other citrus fruits.

Here are some pictures of Western gorillas:

            

About Eastern gorillas.

Eastern gorillas live in the east central Africa. There habitat is in tropical forests. They eat the same food as the western gorillas. Here are some pictures of eastern gorillas:

    

    

Did you know?

Did you know that gorillas are being poached and are losing their habitat. You could help by donating at this website: http://www.gorillas.org/Home

If you want to go there now click on the gorilla image below:


 

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