Special Sub-Topic: Gorillas
|Which are *NOT* a type of Great Ape?|
Gibbons. Gibbons are Lesser or Smaller Apes. Chimpanzees are also Great Apes.
|What is the name of the most famous scientist who studied gorillas?|
Dian Fossey. Dian Fossey worked with mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Birute Galdikas studied orangutans; Pat Wright studied lemurs; and Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees.
|Which is *NOT* a species or subspecies of gorillas?|
|There are no _____ gorillas in captivity.|
Mountain. Most gorillas in captivity are Western Lowland Gorillas. There are only 4 Eastern Lowland Gorillas in captivity - 3 in Antwerp, Belgium, and 1 in Houston, Texas.
|Which subspecies of gorilla is found in the Central African Republic, the Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria?|
Western Lowland. Mountain gorillas live in Rwanda, Uganda, and eastern Zaire. Eastern Lowland gorillas are mostly found in eastern Zaire.
|There are only 600 mountain gorillas left in the world.|
t. There are fewer mountain gorillas in the world than there are gorillas of the other subspecies.
|_____ are typically a smaller size than other gorilla subspecies.|
Western Lowland Gorillas. Mountain gorillas are the largest of the sub-species.
|What does it mean when a gorilla beats his/her chest?|
All of these (He/she feels good, He/she is showing off, He/she is warning of intruders). A gorilla doesn't only beat his/her chest out of aggression; young ones also do it when playing.
|What is a full grown male called?|
Silverback& silver back. The hair on the back of a male gorilla turns silver/white as he reaches maturity, usually at about 10-12 years old.
|How long is a normal gestation period for gorillas?|
About 9 months. Gorillas are a lot like humans in that their normal gestation period is approximately 9 months.
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