Why are silverback gorillas endangered?

Answer Silverback, or mountain, gorillas are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources "Red List" as endangered because their populations have reached a critical l... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why are silverback gorillas endangered

How big are silverback gorillas?

When a male gorilla is full grown, between ages 13 to 15, the hair on his back turns silvery gray and he is known as a silverback. One of the largest primates in the world, a silverback can reach 6... Read More »

The Silverback Gorilla's Diet?

The silverback gorilla is an adult male of the mountain gorilla species. Silverback gorillas are extremely powerful, large primates, which can reach nearly 400 pounds--compared to their female coun... Read More »

How much weight can a silverback gorilla lift?

An adult male mountain gorilla, also known as a silverback gorilla, weighs on average 350 pounds and can lift up to ten times his body weight, but there are conflicting estimates ranging from 1,000... Read More »

How to Differentiate Gorillas?

Gorillas are endangered primates found mainly in moist tropical forests of African countries like Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorillas are distinguished from one another b... Read More »