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Are gorillas primarily carnivores?

Are gorillas primarily carnivores?

Gorillas stick to a mainly vegetarian diet, feeding on stems, bamboo shoots and fruits. Western lowland gorillas, however, also have an appetite for termites and ants, and break open termite nests to eat the larvae.

Do gorillas meat?

While some zoo specimens are known to eat meat, wild gorillas eat only plants and fruit, along with the odd insect—as far as scientists know (see video of wild gorillas feasting on figs). For example, gorillas are known to eat ants that scavenge the carcasses and bones of monkeys and other mammals.

What type of animal is a gorilla?

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The largest of the great apes, gorillas are stocky animals with broad chests and shoulders, large, human-like hands, and small eyes set into hairless faces. The two gorilla species live in equatorial Africa, separated by about 560 miles of Congo Basin forest. Each has a lowland and upland subspecies.

Is a gorilla a carnivore omnivore or herbivore?

Frogs are considered carnivores despite eating mainly insects and giant pandas and spectacled bears are considered omnivores too despite being the most herbivorous of the bears. Therefore, the gorilla should be classified as an omnivore.

Are Gorrilas also apes?

Gorillas are a subcategory of Apes . Gorillas are considered as the largest ape and part of the Genus, Gorilla. It is often difficult to differentiate between an ape and a gorilla because a gorilla is actually an ape. Apes are a type of primates, which when further broken down into results in gorillas.

Are all gorillas vegetarian?

No gorilla is 100% vegetarian. They still get their important B-12 and other important things from a slightly omnivorous diet. About 3% of their diet comes from the fauna that lives on the leaves they eat.

What fruits do gorillas eat?

What Fruits do Gorillas Eat. Gorillas eat banana, guava, apple and other such common fruits in captivity. However in the wild, gorillas eat about more than 100 types of fruits of different plants found in their habitat. The favorite fruits of Gorillas in the wild are of the genera Dialium, Tetrapleura, Chrysophyllum and Landolphia.

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