Mefou Primate Sanctuary
Gorila gives us his sadness caracter develop in a captive life
HABITAT: Western lowland gorillas live in lowlands and swamp forests of subtropical and tropical Africa in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and Angola (Cabinda).
DIET: Gorillas are herbivores, eating various parts of plants including leaves, bark, vines, and stalks. They enjoy bamboo, thistles, and wild celery. Lowland gorillas also eat fruit.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Males are twice as large as females, often weighing over 350 pounds, and have longer canine teeth. On two feet they may stand up to six feet tall. Because their substantial weight is not well-supported by branches, gorillas travel on the ground rather than swinging from tree to tree.
1 male (silverback) & 2 females
Pictures taken by Matthias Graben:
2 solitary silver backs observed.
05/10/2003, 5:32 PM
Canon EOS D60, 1/10 sec, f/5.6, 120mm (28 to 200), ISO 400, Exp comp 0