Mike Tyson once offered a zookeeper $10,000 to fight a gorilla boxingscene.com/mike-tyso…
A gorilla’s punch has 1300-2700 pounds of force. That’s enough to shatter a human skull with one hit wildgorillasafaris.com/fa…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
The average male gorilla is about 20 times stronger than the average adult man. nyungweforestnationalpark…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
I learned the Western lowland gorilla's scientific name is Gorilla gorilla gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
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
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…
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…
Gorilla-Sized Lemurs were Living in Madagascar as Recently as 380 BCE en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Thousands of years ago, Madagascar was home to lemurs the size of gorillas pbs.org/edens/madagascar/…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
Chimpanzees and Bonobos are our closest relatives. Chimpanzees are closer to Humans than Gorillas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
In the movie Rampage, when Dwayne Johnson signs his character's name (Davis Okoye) to George the Gorilla, it's actually American Sign Language for 'Rock'. youtube.com/watch?v=A17FE…
Today I learned about gorillas in the wild with the ability and knowledge of how to dismantle poacher traps. expand-your-consciousness…
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…
The closest relative of the common head louse is the gorilla louse, which only infects gorillas. It is speculated that modern human lice are descended from gorilla lice that parasitized early humans that slept in gorilla nests or butchered gorilla corpses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pth…
Naturalist Thomas Savage went to Africa and acquired the skull and bones from an unknown ape species, which he described in 1847. The ape is known today as western gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Gorillas and other primates build nests. They construct nests for day and night use. Day nests tend to be simple aggregations of branches and leaves on the ground, while night nests are more elaborate constructions usually on the ground but sometimes on trees too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nes…
Due to the genetic similarity between humans and gorillas, gorillas are susceptible to many of the same infectious diseases that affect people, especially respiratory illnesses. gorilladoctors.org/saving…
- that an average gorilla can lift and bench press 1800 pounds (815 kgs) gorillafacts.org/how-stro…
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…
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…
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…
Cross River gorillas are the rarest of all great apes and were unknown to scientists until the early 20th century. They were forgotten, then β€œrediscovered” after scientists had believed the gorillas had become extinct neprimateconservancy.org/…
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took a gorilla suit with him to the International Space Station and used it to play a prank on British astronaut Tim Peake. huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016…
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…
Mike Tyson offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to let him fight a gorilla complex.com/sports/2014/0…
The word "gorilla" comes from an expedition in which explorers encountered "savage people, the greater part of whom were women, whose bodies were hairy, and whom our interpreters called Gorillae". This later was used as the species name and it is unknown what the explorers actually saw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Gorilla penises are quite small in comparison to other primates; despite their size, the penis of a silverback is approximately 3-6 cm in length. berggorilla.org/en/gorill…
Koko the signing gorilla liked human nipples so much that three staff members sued the organization that housed her for being forced to reveal their nipples to Koko. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kok…
Today I learned about the penis bone found in gorillas and chimpanzees but not humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
Humans are the only animals with chins. Even chimpanzees and gorillas, our closest genetic cousins, lack chins. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
When Koko the gorilla met William Shatner, she grabbed him by the balls. youtube.com/watch?v=pWCN8…
A recent survey of the total Mountain Gorilla population estimated there are at least 1,004 individuals, reflecting a substantial increase since 2008. Due to this upward trend in population, their status has been changed from Critically Endangered to Endangered. iucnredlist.org/species/3…

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