Silverback gorilla weight

Silverback gorilla weight : Gorillas are part of the east and the central great apes, but particularly mountain gorillas (gorilla beringei  beringei )  occupy  the virunga massif area  of high altitude  hence leading to their names the mountain gorillas in reference to the  preference to live in highlands.  Mountain gorillas in the entire world can only be found in Rwanda in volcanos national park, Congo in Virunga national park and in Uganda at bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. About half of the entire mountain gorilla population live in Uganda in the above mentioned national park.

Gorillas share 98% of their DNA with humans there by refereeing to them as human’s distant relatives. They live in groups/ families of individuals amounting up to 15, the families are headed by silverbacks who are the alpha males.  The silverback’s dominance of the family is determined by the silverback gorilla strength which usually is enhanced by weight and size.

Silverbacks and gorillas in general are the largest primates in the world with its strength being equivalent of 15 humans that is crazy!!! Isn’t it?  But it is true.  Therefore the strength of silverback gorilla’s strength is attributed to its size, many again ask themselves that question, how much do silverbacks weigh.  Well silver backs weight anywhere between 153kg to 220kgs , of course there are some exceptions when some  go slightly  above 220kg with the heaviest ever recorded weighing up to 267kgs.

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