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#428 — A picture taken of two gorilla's on a tree branch located at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. Gorillas were first seen by western civilization was in the 5th century B.C. by a Roman explorer. There are three subspecies of gorillas living in different parts of Africa. The differences between them are very slight. There names are: Western Lowland Gorilla (gorilla gorilla), Eastern Lowland Gorilla (gorilla graueri), and Mountain Gorilla (gorilla berengei). The differences between mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas are slight and result mainly from adaptation to high altitudes. Mountain gorillas have longer body hair, higher foreheads, longer palates, larger nostrils, broader chests, shorter arms, shorter, wider hands and feet. Males grow up to 5'6" upright, 4'6" normal stance. Females grow up to 5' upright, 3'6" - 4' normal stance. Gorillas eat some 200 types of leaves, tubers, flowers, fruit, fungus and some insects. Favorite foods include bamboo, thistles and wild celery. Gorillas do not drink water. They obtain all the moisture they need from the vast amounts of foliage they consume. Males consume approximately 50 lbs. a day.
Two Gorillas on Tree Branch