Gorilla Have Tiny Dicks (Average 1.25 Inches Long) theguardian.com/science/2…
It is estimated that 16 gorillas were killed during the Rwandan war, but the overall population increased from 320 to 355. Gorillas survived because they moved father up the mountains, away from violent humans and no faction wanted the bad publicity of being responsible for a gorilla death pulitzercenter.org/storie…
Godzilla was originally conceived to be a cross between a gorilla and whale. The name is a hybrid of the two Japanese words for those two animals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
The gorilla, our close ape relative, has a bite force of 1,000 pound-force that can snap any bone in the human skeleton (900 pound-force to break a femur). In comparison, the bite force of a human being is at a mere 296 pound-force. rlist.io/l/animals-with-t…
Today I learned that Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira, is a combination of Gorira (Gorilla) and Kujira (Whale). Since Godzilla came from Japan, he is essentially (not literally) Gorilla Whale. telegraph.co.uk/culture/f…
Today I learned of Archaeoindris, an extinct giant lemur of Madagascar that were comparable in size to male gorillas. It was the largest lemur known to have existed. prehistoric-fauna.com/Arc…
Captain Oscar von Beringei shot two gorillas in 1902 and became famous when the mountain gorilla later received the taxonomic designation Gorilla beringei beringei awf.org/news/celebrating-…
Mike Tyson once offered a zookeeper $10,000 to fight a gorilla boxingscene.com/mike-tyso…
The word "gorilla" comes from the Greek word meaning, "savage hairy women." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
In 2020, conservationists captured the first images of Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria, proving that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing. Cross River gorillas are notoriously difficult to capture on camera and no images had captured multiple infants ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/rare-…
Koko, the signing Gorilla had a partner. Ndume was loaned to Koko's owners on condition that he be returned to the zoo upon Koko's death, to start a new family, which they refused to do, claiming that Ndume(the Gorilla) overheard the discussion about him moving, and became upset about it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndu…
Gorillas are in a semi-permanent state of flatulence, meaning they're always farting, due to the bacteria in their gut and the almost 40 pounds of vegetation they consume daily pbs.org/wnet/nature/goril…
A gorilla’s punch has 1300-2700 pounds of force. That’s enough to shatter a human skull with one hit wildgorillasafaris.com/fa…
Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, a two-hour drive from Kigali International Airport makes it the most accessible gorilla national park in the world. Trekking there typically lasts between four and eight hours hiking and visitors can spend one hour observing gorillas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tou…
Gorillas only have type B blood. bbc.com/future/article/20…
To make a gorilla visit safe, researchers take time to habituate gorilla families that are to be visited by tourists, which can take 2 to 5 years. Currently there are twelve habituated gorilla families in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park that can be visited by tourists breakingtravelnews.com/fo…
Shortly after the death of Harambe the gorilla, his sperm was extracted from his corpse in order to preserve genetic diversity and prevent his bloodline from dying out people.com/pets/harambe-l…
Apes such as gorillas are indeed monkeys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Some mammals literally have a bone in their penis. The Baculum, while absent in humans, is present in the penises of other primates, such as the gorilla and chimpanzee. cell.com/current-biology/…
A woman visited the Gorilla enclosure at the Rotterdam zoo on a near daily basis and smiled at the male, Bokito while staring at him. She was warned not to but kept doing it, claiming Bokito smiled back and that they shared a bond, until one day Bokito escaped and charged her, almost killing her en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok…
Taron Egerton sang β€œI’m Still Standing” by Elton John as the Gorilla in the movie β€œSing” prior to starring in the movie β€œRocket Man” as Elton John where he sings the same song. youtu.be/pHZneOidj9A
On December 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. history.com/this-day-in-h…
The average male gorilla is about 20 times stronger than the average adult man. nyungweforestnationalpark…
There's a Gorilla in Japan who is famous for being so handsome that women go ape over him. Shibani the Gorilla is so ikemen (a really good looking guy) that he was made the official spokesman for the Higashiyama Zoo. boredpanda.com/handsome-g…
Before King Kong, there was Ingagi - a 1930 movie described by newspapers at the time as β€œthe gorilla β€˜sex’ picture.” latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Late 80s, during visiting a zoo, Mike Tyson offered the zookeeper $10,000 to open a gorilla cage so he can go in there and punch the Gorilla who he noticed was bullying all of the other primates. muaythaiauthority.com/mik…
Cooking food allowed the human brain to develop and become the most advanced among all species. It allowed the food to releases more nutrients and hence allowed to meet the brain metabolic demand and even thrive. Gorillas spent 80% of their time eating although they have 1/3 of our neurons. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Gorillas sing happy songs while they eat. They don't sing the same song every time and they even sing louder while eating their favourite food. oneearth.org/wild-gorilla…
In 2016, Shabani, a male Gorilla at a Japanese zoo received worldwide attention when women started flocking to see him as they thought him to be extremely handsome and manly. The crowds of women yelling his name made him so uncomfortable, zoo staff had to put up signs telling them to stop en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
The only known albino gorilla was found in Spanish Guinea and was later moved to Barcelona zoo. He was named "Snowflake" and supplied the nickname for Ronald Koeman when he was a Barcelona player. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Gorillas are nearly in a constant state of flatulence (farting/gas) due to a large amount of bacteria that live in their guts. This bacteria helps break down the vegetative plant matter that comprises most of their diet. youtu.be/aHOwbc8Feu4
The first westerners to discover Gorillas were Carthaginians who believed them to actually be primitive humans, and named them Gorillai. they referred to them as savages with "shaggy bodies". They then captured, killed and skinned some, taking the skins back home. youtu.be/y9lIg1wDH5o?t=39…
One of the primary reasons Bob Burns got the role as Tracy the Gorilla in the 1975 "The Ghost Busters" series by Filmation was because he already owned a gorilla suit. bobburns.mycottage.com/al…
Hanno of Carthage, the first explorer who wrote about Gorillas describes them as hairy, savage humans. His crew managed to capture 3 females alive but killed them and took their pelts, after they were deemed too dangerous to handle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
When a poacher’s snare killed one of their own, two young gorillas teamed up to find and dismantle traps in their Rwandan forest home. They saw what they had to do, they did it then moved to dismantle next trap. news.nationalgeographic.c…
I learned the Western lowland gorilla's scientific name is Gorilla gorilla gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Thousands of years ago, Madagascar was home to lemurs the size of gorillas pbs.org/edens/madagascar/…
In 2007 a gorilla escaped from his exhibit, grabbed and mauled a nearby woman, and then attacked a restaurant. It was later revealed it was caused by the woman making eye contact and smiling at him several times a week, which zookeepers told her not to do. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok…
Gorilla-Sized Lemurs were Living in Madagascar as Recently as 380 BCE en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Nintendo created a video game based on the Popeye comic strip, but could not acquire licensing rights for the characters. Rather than scrap the work that was done, it released with a new cast - a plumber, his girlfriend, and a gorilla - and was renamed "Donkey Kong" after the game's antagonist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Today I learned about gorillas in the wild with the ability and knowledge of how to dismantle poacher traps. expand-your-consciousness…
During the hunt for Radovan Karadzic, a member of the US Seals dressed in a gorilla uniform, in the hope that Karadzic's bodyguard would be so dumbfounded at seeing one in Yugoslavia, they'd slow down enabling an attack by US forces. theguardian.com/world/201…
In 1993, an FBI agent in a gorilla suit helped catch Mexican zoo officials who were attempting to smuggle primates from America to Mexico illegally. The five people that were caught were charged with trafficking primates in violation of federal laws protecting endangered species. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Mike Tyson offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to let him fight a gorilla complex.com/sports/2014/0…
- that an average gorilla can lift and bench press 1800 pounds (815 kgs) gorillafacts.org/how-stro…
In 2016 a London Zoo gorilla drank five litres of blackcurrant juice after escaping enclosure: β€˜Kumbuka’, a male silverback, sparked an armed police response after his break out bid on 13 October theguardian.com/world/201…
Chimpanzees and Bonobos are our closest relatives. Chimpanzees are closer to Humans than Gorillas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Scurvy used to be the scourge of the navy, killing sailors on long voyages. Now it's a blight to evolutionary biologists. They just don't know why it exists in humans. It's only in the primates - gorillas, chimps, humans, and a few monkeys - that the body stops producing this necessary vitamin. io9.gizmodo.com/this-is-w…
Today I learned of Patrick, a young silverback who's especially attached to humans but unable to socialize with other Gorillas. He was forced out of Dallas zoo after failing to mate with the females and moved to S.C where he lives alone in a special enclosure zoohoo.dallaszoo.com/2014…
Many mammals, including primates like gorillas and chimpanzees, don't rely on cavernous tissue to erect the penis, but actually have a penis bone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…

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