Wild Animals

Amazing gorilla facts!

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Here are five reasons why these amazing mammals are one of our water heroes…

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A gorilla family in the wild relaxing in the woods.

Family time

Gorillas are native to the rainforests of Africa’s Congo Basin, where they live in family groups. Their habitat ranges from mountain forests to swamps and lowlands.

A gorilla eating his favourite food in the wild

Peckish primates

Gorillas get all the hydration they need from their food. Every day, an adult male gorilla can munch up to 66 pounds (30kgs) of juicy roots, shoots, fruit, wild celery, tree bark, and sometimes insects. Yum!

A gorilla drinking water in the wild

Slurp!

Gorillas often quench their thirst by licking the morning dew off the forest leaves. They’ve even been spotted using the hair on the back of their hands to absorb water, then slurping it off!

A gorilla close up in his natural habitat.

Lookalike!

Gorillas are one of our closest relatives. In fact, humans share over 98 percent of their DNA with gorillas.

A sleeping gorilla on a tree in the wilderness

Snoozers

Like us, gorillas make “beds” to catch some Z’s! They use leaves and branches to build cozy nests on the forest floor and high up in trees, where they can snuggle down for the night.

 

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Time to drink up

Unlike gorillas, we can’t rely on juicy leaves to stay hydrated. Quench your thirst by drinking regularly throughout the day. Glug, glug, glug!

 

 

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