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Mountain Gorillia

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Joclyn Bushman

on 6 April 2011

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Transcript of Mountain Gorillia

Western Mountain Gorilla The mountain gorilla lives in central Africa. Majority of them exist on the slope of the dormant volcanoes Karisimbi, Mikeno, Visoke, Sabinyo, Mgahinga and Muhavura Total world population is 786. Gorillas are herbivores. They eat plant bubs, seeds, flowers, leaves, roots, fruit, tender plant shoots, and tree bark. Has no natural preditors. Live in higher elevations. They need to be where lots of trees, like a forest. They also need to live in groups of there species. Threatened by habitat loss due to increasing human population and poaching. 1. Gorillas can weigh up to 200-400 pounds.
2. Gorillas have 5 fingers including opposable thubs. Also 5 toes including an opposable toe.
3. Gorillas are not aggressive. They are very shy animals. They will make alot of noise if they are disturbed or frightened, but they would rarely confront an animal.
4. Gorillas construct a sleeping nest. These bowl shaped nests are made out of leaves, sticks, and other plant material. They are shared by a mother and her nursing offspring.
5. There life span in the wild is 35 years. There life span in captivity is 50 years. Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalic
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Gorilla
Species: Gorilla gorilla Humans, apes, and eastern mountain gorilla are related. Apes have evolved from gorillas. Scientist also think that humans have also evolved from gorilla species. http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/gorilla.php http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Gorilla_gorilla.html http://www.africanwildlifevacations.com/mountain-gorillas.html http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/apes/gorilla/ http://www.saveagorilla.org/60-Questions.html http://www.gorilla-safari.com/mountain-gorilla-info.html http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/mountaingorilla/mountaingorillas.html
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