Gorillas do not eat their babies however they occasionally practice infanticide and this normally happens when a female moves to another group with a young off spring then the dominating silverback of that group will kill the young baby gorilla or if another silverback comes to dominate the group they kill the young baby gorillas. They normally kill male baby gorillas because of being insecure thinking they can grow and overthrow them.
Gorillas love their loved ones so much that a mother takes care off and natures its baby with breast milk, the baby clutches to her back or chest most times and also sleeps in their mothers nest until the age of 3-4 years when they can sleep in their own nest but still next to the mothers nest.
Silverbacks also have the responsibility of taking care of their group they protect the group from any kind of harm and in case a female gorilla dies, the silverback will take good care of the baby gorilla and even allow it to sleep in their nest.
Baby gorillas always love to be close to the group leader and even include the silverback in their games; a silverback protects its young ones including removing snares being set by poachers using its canine teeth.
86% of gorilla food is composed of leaves, stems, pith, bark, bamboo shoot, roots, fruits and many more. Gorillas eat about 142 species of plants found in their natural habitat; they rarely drink water because a large amount of their diet consists of water. Gorillas sometimes compliment their diet with insects, termites and ants.
A male silverback can consume up to about 30 kilograms of food in a day while a female can consume up to 20 kilograms of food in a day. In conclusion, gorillas don’t eat their babies.
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