Gorilla And Chimpanzee Differences

a) Weight A average grown Chimpanzee weighs between 40kg to 64kg(Male) and 27kg to 50kg(female) While a Mountain gorilla(Male) weighs between 130kg to 219kg and 63kg to 115kg(Female). b) Height Chimps stand at a height of 3.3ft to 4.6ft while gorillas stand at a height of 4 to 6 feet. c) Diet Chimps eat mostly Fruits especially ripe ones, Leaves, Insects, small animals, birds, eggs, honey. Gorilla feed mostly on Bamboo shoots, other plant shoots, roots, fruits, tree bark. d) Mortality Chimps live to about 27 year and can sometimes reach 60 years, while the average life span of a mountain gorilla is 35 years. e) Reproduction Chimps have a gestation period of 8 months and infancy ends at about 4 to 5 years, and also they give birth every 5 to 6 years. Mountain gorillas have a gestation of 8.5 months, females start producing at age 10 and they give birth between 2 and 6 offsprings their entire life.

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