Interesting Facts About Gorillas : Gorilla trekking in Africa is among the most memorable activities that tourists interested in visiting the different gorilla trekking destinations in Africa to understand more features of the different gorilla species.  Gorilla trekking in Africa during covid-19 will give you the chance to understand a number of interesting features of the primate species in the wild.

There are four gorilla types that can be seen in Africa and these include the western lowland gorillas, the eastern lowland gorillas that can be seen by participating in gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park and gorilla trekking in Maiko national park, you can also get to see the cross river gorillas in Nigeria and Cameroon and the mountain gorillas which are the most famous gorilla species  that can be seen when you take part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, volcanoes national park, gorilla trekking in Virunga national park and gorilla trekking in Uganda, Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park. In all the national parks, gorilla trekking involves tourists spending one hour with the habituated families that will give you the chance to observe their behaviour which will give you the chance to understand a number of interesting facts about gorillas like;


The dominant silverback of each gorilla family has all the mating rights with all the adult females in the gorillas and if any of the males in the family mates with the adult females, they are chased away from the gorilla family. For the dominant male to mate with any of the adult females in the gorilla family the females entice the gorilla by smacking their lips, slapping their lips and making different hand movements if the male is aroused then he mates with the female. The gestation period of gorillas is 8.5 months and a gorilla can give birth to one infant who is breastfed up to 3 years. Gorillas become sexually active between the age of 10-13 years and important to note silverbacks from the gorilla group can leave after attracting females from a gorilla family in order to start their own gorilla family.


Gorillas feed mainly on a plant based diet which may include edible leaves like wild celery, bamboo shoots when you participate in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park along the Virunga mountains in Rwanda where you will get to see them eating the bamboo shoots. In seasons where fruit is readily available, gorillas can be seen eating more fruit than the leaves and bamboo shoots, interesting about the gorillas is the fact that they can fight with other gorilla families and chimpanzees if they encroach on their territories for food and during food scarcity.

Interesting Facts About Gorillas
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Strength of Gorilla

While participating in the wildlife viewing safaris in Rwanda, gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and as you visit the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage, you will be briefed on how strong the gorillas are. Interesting about the primates is the fact that they are 10 times stronger than an average weight human and 4-8 times stronger than a chimpanzee which can be seen during gorilla trekking in Rwanda.  In rare occasion, gorillas and chimpanzees can be seen fight when the other encroach on another’s territory during food scarcity. In rare occasion chimpanzees can be killing and eating infants which is among the main reasons why gorillas and chimpanzees fight.


Another interesting fact about the gorillas is their height because the gorillas are such well- built primate species with broad shoulders and long arms. While standing on their two feet, gorillas are 6.6 feet tall which is quite tall compared to the average height of humans which is 5.6feet making the quite taller compared to humans. With your Packing list for a gorilla trekking safaris which may include the favorable attire for the gorilla trekking destinations in Africa among other necessity to ensure you have an amazing experience during

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