The leadership hierarchy in gorillas is very essential and well-defined. The Silverback is the dominant member of the gorilla family, and the mother gorillas rule over their young. The Silverback is normally larger than any other group members, and the hierarchies among gorillas are based on power and size.
Silverbacks can weigh up to 200kg and stand up to 1.7 meters tall. Aside from being physically powerful, the leader must have a track record of experience and ability, as it is the leader’s responsibility to safeguard the family from any attack or danger.