How Strong are Gorillas

How Strong is a Silverback Gorilla?

Gorillas are impressive shy and gentile animals but can also become very aggressive when disturbed or they feel insecure. Gorilla’s strength cannot be fully measured because they rarely even demonstrate their power. Gorillas have large, strong and impressive canines; a bite of a Silverback has been recorded to be 1,300 pounds per square inch that is much stronger than that of a lion at 650 PSI and of a great shark by 625 PSI.

How Strong are Gorillas

According to an experiment conducted in 1924 showed that an adult gorilla can throw about 450 kilograms of force. Gorillas are strong because when compared to humans, a gorilla is about nine times stronger than an average man. a Silverback gorilla can lift up to 815 kilograms of dead weight according to the genius world book of records while a well trained human can lift a maximum of only 410 kilograms.

Gorillas have their arms longer than their legs and the hands support most of the body weight while their also used for moving this makes the arms built and strong. They also have larger stomachs bigger than their chests. Gorillas are strong in that they are capable of breaking bamboo sticks which can be seen as an exhibition of 20 times stronger than an average man.

Gorillas are considered strong because the grip of a Silverback is very strong and can easily crush a crocodile. Gorillas are better formed to make certain movements with more strength. Gorillas are incredibly strong because they are capable of tearing down a huge banana tree just to get the fruits.

Mountain gorillas can be trekked from any of the above national parks with Rwanda charging $1500 per person, Uganda $600 and Congo $400. Only people of 15 years and above will be allowed to trek mountain gorillas and permits must be booked 3-6 months in advance before travelling in the country.

Male mountain gorillas can weigh from 374 pounds to 484 pounds while females weigh a little less like 160 pounds to 215 pounds.

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