To show anger, a gorilla curls its fingers.
Gorillas, the largest of the living primates, are ground-dwelling omnivores that inhabit the forests of Africa.
Gorillas knuckle-walk using both their legs and their long arms (putting pressure on their knuckles, with the fingers rolled into the hand). Gorillas rarely walk using only their legs.
Some gorillas have been taught sign language by people; these gorillas learned how to form simple sentences and communicate with people.
A gorilla’s arms are longer than his legs.
A gorilla’s normal body temperature is 98 to 99 degrees F.
Gorillas snore. By the way, a gorilla in the wild never sleeps twice in the same place.
Gorillas naturally seem to know to take care of their offspring in the wild, but have to be trained to do so in zoos.
A grown gorilla can easily bench press about 400 pounds. (Am told that a reasonably fit man can bench press 150-200 pounds.)
It has been said that gorillas can’t swim. But they can; they just don’t like to.
Only primates can rotate their forearms. It’s also true that only primates have three bones in every finger that’s not a thumb.
If a gorilla gets the measles, it can die from them.
Ultrasound images of thumb-sucking unborns prove handedness — left or right — is set before birth.