Information about: Gorilla

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Gorilla. The largest and fiercest of the anthropoid apes, and the one most resembling man in structure and size. The hands and feet are strong and adapted for either arboreal or terrestrial life; it is able to walk erect without being taught, an act which no other ape performs. The gorilla is as tall as an average man, and the body thick and muscular. A specimen has been killed whose weight was estimated at 500 lbs. The skin is black and covered with black or grizzly hair. Its home is in West Africa near the equator. It is of a sullen disposition and does not thrive in captivity.