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What are Gorillas?
Gorillas are the largest living Primate. Humans are also primates.
Gorillas are very smart and have been taught to use tools in captivity.
They communicate using gestures, body postures, sounds, and by slapping their chests. Some gorillas living in captivity have even been taught sign language.
Gorillas are shy animals, they are not aggressive.
Types of Gorillas
There are two main species of Gorillas. Eastern Lowland and Western Lowland.
Eastern Gorillas live in the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and along the borders of Uganda and Rwanda.
Mountain Gorilla is a sub-species of Eastern Gorillas.
Western Gorillas live in the forests of Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, and Nigeria.
Cross River Gorillas are a sub-species of the Western Gorilla.
What do Gorillas Look Like?