How Tall, Big, Heavy and Strong the Average Gorillas
How Tall, Big, Heavy and Strong the Average Gorillas : How tall and strong the average Gorillas-Mountain Gorillas; Mountain gorillas are species of great ape, a land dwelling primates that live in the Virunga ranges of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda while the half endangered mountain gorillas can be trekked from Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Currently the report show that over 1064 individuals are left in the wild, with uncommon apes share about 98% DNA to that of humans making them man’s closest relatives. Mountain gorillas live in higher elevations of 8000 -13000 feet.
Mountain gorillas also have a diet that ranges from fruits, plants, wild celery, thistles, bamboo shoot and nettles. The silverback gorillas are the leader of the group and they turn silverback when their hair grows on their backs at around the age of 11 years.
How tall –Silverback
The silverback gorillas can rise up at about 4 -6 feet tall, yet the tallest was recorded 1.95-meter-tall with an arm span of 2.8 meters and a chest of 1.98 meters wide.
How Strong-Mountain Gorillas
The gorilla’s musculature and skeleton are more robust than that of humans, it can take much more damnation before being seriously injured. A gorilla can access a speed of 23mph to 25 mph. An average gorilla estimates 6 to 15 times stronger than human.
How Heavy-Silverback Gorillas
A silverback gorilla can weight up from 135 kilograms to 220 kilograms. The heaviest was recorded weighting 267 kilograms and it was found in Ambam in Cameroon.
The silverback gorilla is the largest primates in the world, having hands which sare longer than the legs.
How Tall is A Gorilla Standing?
A gorilla walks on four legs but can still stand on its hind legs.
They can also walk up to 20 feet on two legs.
When a gorilla is standing can stand up on two legs has an average height of 6 feet almost equal to human height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
The average height of a mountain gorillas rises 4 to 6 feet.
How Tall is A Male Gorilla?
The male gorillas are said to be taller than the female gorilla.
The average male mountain gorilla height rises from 1.2 meter to 1.8 meter.
Male eastern lowland gorilla height is 1.7meter.
How Tall is a Female Gorilla?
The female gorillas are a bit shorter in length than the giant male gorillas.
The average height of a female endangered mountain gorilla is 1.4 meter.
The average height of female eastern lowland is 1.5 meter.
The average height of female western lowland gorilla is 1.2 meter to 1.4 meter
The average male western lowland gorilla height rises from 1.6 meter to 1.7 meter
Mountain gorillas can be found in East African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Trekking encounter takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga gorillas national park in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Congo.
The best time for visiting these critically endangered mountain gorillas is during the dry season in the month of June to September and December to February when the trekking trail heads are passable and there are less chances of rainfall. Nothing worth enjoying like trekking gorillas in their protective areas.
Mountain gorillas experience is categorized into two half day and full day activity. Half day gorilla trekking permits costs USD700 in Uganda per person per trek, USD400 in Congo and USD1,500 in Rwanda. The full day gorilla trekking experience can only be done in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park at cost USD1,500 per person per trek, the cost is like that of Rwanda’s half day activity. Above all Uganda is the most visited Gorilla Safari Destination among the three countries followed by Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking experience is done with a maximum of eight persons that are allowed to trek a given group of mountain gorillas in a day and strictly ‘’one hour’’ given for observation from the time the apes are allocated.
Travelers planning to trek mountain gorillas in one of the above mentioned destination should endeavor to carry right essentials such as warm clothes, garden gloves, energy snacks, good hiking boots, rain coats, insect repellent many more.