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Gorilla Facts


- Gorillas live about 50 years in captivity; their life span in the wild is about 35 years.

- Gorillas are very intelligent and can learn different complex tasks.

- Adult gorillas have 32 teeth.

- An adult male gorilla eats approximately 50 pounds of food a day.

- Gorillas' hands have five fingers, including an opposable thumb.

- Like humans, gorillas have individual finger prints.

- Gorillas and chimpanzees are the only animals able to knuckle walk.

- Grooming one another is a major occupation among gorillas in a troop.