Gorillas live in groups, often known as families, of roughly 15 to 30 members each, and each family is led by a male Silverback who is followed by the females and their offspring.
A newborn gorilla weighs roughly 2.5kg, which is comparable to the weight of a newborn human baby.
After birth, a newborn gorilla grows twice as fast as a human infant, and by the age of three, a gorilla is self-sufficient.
An adult gorilla weighs up to an average of 70kg at the age of 6 years, and female gorillas are regarded to have grown at this point, but they continue to gain weight and growth.
Male gorillas are considered mature when they reach the age of ten.
When they begin to develop grey hair on their backs, the male gorilla begins to consider leaving the parental group.
The Silverback will then begin to stay alone as he attracts females to join him, forming another gorilla group/family in the process.
Because gorillas reproduce slowly, their population does not grow rapidly. Every four years, a female gorilla gives birth to one baby.
Furthermore, 30% of newborn gorillas do not survive their first year after birth due to a variety of diseases and accidents that affect these primates.
Young gorillas are sometimes purposefully slain, particularly by their stepfathers.
When a male gorilla dies or is deposed by another silverback, the new leader usually kills the stepchildren in order to secure his own genes in the future.
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