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What are gorillas favorite food?
Their favorite food appears to be bamboo, but mountain gorillas also eat many other types of plants. Due to their habitat, fruit is rare and makes up a very small portion of their diet. These gorillas also hunt for ants, grubs and snails.
Do gorillas eat bananas in the wild?
Fruits. Gorillas enjoy eating fruit but this food can be hard to reach. The Western lowland gorilla is the gorilla species that eat the most fruit. Gorillas enjoy eating a variety of fruit types such as bananas, apples, berries, grapes, oranges, and especially wild berries they find in trees.
Do gorillas eat meat in the wild?
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). The discovery raises the possibility that gorillas might have a secret meat habit—scavenging or hunting discretely.
What kind of food do gorillas eat in the wild?
1 The diet of Gorilla in the wild depend on vegetations found in their habitat and on the season of the year. 2 As not all plants are evergreen, so in the wild the diet of gorillas change with season. 3 Gorillas also eat some invertebrates like ants, termites, grubs, caterpillars and larvae.
Why do gorillas not drink in the wild?
Gorillas rarely drink in the wild because they consume succulent vegetation that is comprised of almost half water as well as morning dew. Gorillas can use their incredible strength to break apart vegetation. An adult male for example can shred apart a whole banana tree to get to the interior tender pith.
When do baby gorillas start to eat vegetation?
After five months, baby gorillas start eating some vegetation. At the age of about 18 to 20 months, baby gorillas are fed by their mothers at least one time per two hours.
Where do most of the gorillas in the world live?
Poaching, diseases such as Ebola, and habitat destruction threaten the four gorilla subspecies; most gorillas live outside of protected areas. WWF works to designate new gorilla sanctuaries, such as in Congo.