Baby Gorilla: All You Need To Know

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Baby Gorilla Facts: All About Baby Gorilla

They are harmless and cute like any other animal at this juvenile stage. This article contains all the necessary information about baby gorillas including their weight, size, and name. facts are also provided about the babies of various gorilla species.

Baby Gorilla Facts

What is a young baby gorilla called?

A baby gorilla is referred to as an infant. Gorilla babies are much smaller in size than human babies. They are in fact two times smaller than human babies.

What is the size of a baby gorilla?

They also weigh very small approximately 1.4 to 1.8 kgs in weight.

How much does a baby gorilla weight-baby gorilla weight?

The baby gorilla not only size is smaller but they weigh also less than the human baby. At birth, a baby gorilla weighs around 3 to 4 pounds, while a human baby can weigh up to 5.5 pounds at birth itself.

Baby Gorilla Hairs

The brownish hairs envelop the whole body of baby gorillas except their palms, fingers, face, feet bottom, and armpits.

Baby Mountain Gorilla

They give birth to babies once or twice in a decade like other gorillas. Even though they are small at birth compared with humans, they grow at a faster rate. Their average weight maybe 3 to 4 pounds and are nursed till 3 -4 years.

They learn to sit upright by 3 months and can start crawling by 6 months. Till 2.5 years they are nourished by their mother’s breast milk after which they start to eat food lightly.

Baby Western Lowland Gorilla

They give birth in a decade once or twice. They may occasionally produce twins but usually give birth to one baby at a time. Their baby also weighs 3 to 4 pounds. They grip their mother’s hair tightly. They may ride on their mother’s back for 3 to 4 months.

The nursing period may last 3 to 4 years. The females of this species mature earlier than the males. The female western lowland may mature by 10 years while the males only attain maturity by 15 years.

Baby Silverback Gorilla

Silverback gorilla refers to the male adult gorilla that leads the whole group and is also responsible for protecting them from threats. They also lead the group for foraging from morning to evening.

Their name is derived from the silver hairs growing on their back when they become an adult. All gorillas when they are babies usually have a black back.

Interesting Facts About Baby Gorilla

Female Gorillas have a gestation period of 8 to 9 months as in human females. In their lifetime they may give birth to 3 infants in their lifetime. The baby gorilla may weigh half of a human baby’s weight at birth.

On average they feed on their mother’s milk for 2.5 years. They can sit by 3 months and start to crawl around 6 months. The male babies transition to adults around 15 years of age, while the females may mature early in some species.

The male gorillas usually leave the group when they reach 20 years, in search of a mate. The average breeding age of a male gorilla is 16 years while the female may breed at the average age of 12.

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