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The Strength of Gorillas and Their Unique Fears

Learn about the strength of gorillas and their unique fears.

Mountain gorillas are incredibly strong animals, although the exact extent of their strength cannot be measured accurately. They do not frequently display their strength, making it challenging to measure accurately.

Nevertheless, gorillas possess very strong muscles, allowing them to rip car doors and snap tree limbs with minimal effort. They are capable of breaking a leopard’s spine or human ribs.

How Strong Are Gorillas

Mountain gorillas can showcase the strength of their hands by gripping tree branches firmly and swinging from tree to tree, despite their weight.

According to an experiment from 1924, it’s said that a gorilla can exert a force of about 450 kilograms, while a well-trained man can exert an average force of about 100 kilograms.

Gorillas have very strong hands because they often use both their hands and legs for walking, with their hands bearing most of the weight, similar to a human training in a gym daily.

Gorillas are so strong that they can easily break bamboo, which an average man cannot do easily. They also tear down banana trees to obtain fruits.

Gorillas possess very strong, enormous canine teeth. A gorilla’s bite can exert up to 1,300 pounds per square inch of pressure, stronger than that of a great white shark.

They typically use these teeth during fights. It’s also said that the grip strength of a Silverback can easily overpower a crocodile. Adult gorillas are 4-9 times stronger than the average man.

According to the Guinness World Records, a mountain gorilla can lift up to 815 kilograms of dead weight.

Though mountain gorillas are huge and powerful creatures, they also have their own fears.

For example, infant gorillas, which are fond of chasing anything that moves, will actively avoid chameleons and caterpillars. For unknown reasons, gorillas are afraid of caterpillars and chameleons.

Additionally, these great apes fear water and will not cross any stream unless there’s a log or a way to avoid getting wet.

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Gorilla FAQs & Information

  1. Why Can’t You Look or Make Eye Contact with a Gorilla?
  2. Why Silverback Gorillas Fight
  3. Importance of Mountain Gorillas
  4. What to do when a gorilla charges on you
  5. What is The Largest Species of Gorillas?
  6. What is a Group of Gorillas Called?
  7. What is the Mountain Gorillas Role in The Ecosystem?
  8. The Mountain Gorilla Defense Mechanism
  9. How to Provoke/Annoy a Gorilla
  10. How Gorillas Greet Each Other
  11. Do All Gorillas Become Silverbacks?
  12. Do Gorillas like Humans
  13. Do gorillas Eat of Kill Their Babies?
  14. Do Gorillas Eat Humans?
  15. Can you Tame a Gorilla
  16. Can you Own a Gorilla?
  17. Do Mountain Gorillas live in Families & Groups?
  18. How to Protect & Save Mountain Gorillas
  19. How Many Humans Does it Take to Beat a Gorilla?
  20. How do you call a Baby Gorilla?
  21. How Do Gorillas Sleep?
  22. How Mountain Gorillas Communicate
  23. The Gorilla Life Cycle
  24. Do Gorillas drink water?
  25. Are Gorillas friendly & gentle to humans?
  26. Why do Apes, Gorillas beat their chest & sound hollow?
  27. Gorilla Threats: Why Mountain Gorillas were endangered?
  28. Why were Mountain Gorillas going extinct?
  29. What is a Silverback Gorilla?
  30. Gorilla Species: Different Kinds/Types of Gorilla & Breeds
  31. Mountain Gorilla Diet
  32. Mountain Gorilla Size, Average Height & Weight Measurements
  33. Natural Mountain Gorilla Predators
  34. Mountain Gorilla Population
  35. Lifespan of Mountain Gorillas
  36. Mountain Gorilla Natural Habitat
  37. Mountain Gorilla Conservation Efforts
  38. Mountain Gorilla Behavior
  39. How to Survive a Gorilla Attack on Humans
  40. Are Gorillas Dangerous to the People
  41. Why are Gorillas Poached in Africa
  42. How Gorillas Adapt to Rain-forest Environment
  43. Interesting Facts about Mountain Gorillas in Africa
  44. Traits, Qualities & Characteristics of Mountain Gorillas
  45. How Strong is a Silverback Gorilla?
  46. Best Place to See Mountain Gorillas in Africa
  47. Uganda Gorilla Families
  48. Rwanda Gorilla Families
  49. Congo Gorilla Families

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