Wonderful facts about Gorillas -Uganda Safaris
Gorillas have got many amazing features which have attracted many gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda. Some of the amazing features of mountain gorillas include; Gorillas are the largest living primates and they include apes, monkeys and the humans. A mature male gorilla can be over 6 feet tall and weigh 300 to 500 pounds. This one can spread his arms 8 feet across and is as strong as four to eight men who are strong. Female gorillas are just half the size of the male gorillas.
Mountain gorillas have two legs and two arms like the humans, they have 10 fingers and 10 toes, they also possess small two ears on the side of the head, have 32 teeth and two eyes. The gorilla arms are longer and kinder muscular than their legs. Their all bodies are covered with thick black hair except the face, chest, palms, under their arms and the feet.
A gorilla tracking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will expose you to gorillas which normally walk while putting their feet flat on the ground and they normally walk on the knuckles of their hands. Gorillas usually stand upright in order to chest slap. They don’t usually beat their chest with their fists but they do it with open cupped hands and they always make a lot of noise.
Tracking gorillas is the most wonderful experience that is enjoyed by many visitors who come for safaris, this is because they can live more than 50 years and usually the new born gorillas are very small and always weigh about 4 and half pounds. They always depend on their mothers after birth and this takes about three years. Female gorillas usually mature at 10 to 12 years and the male gorillas mature at about 11 to 13 years. The young gorillas must learn from their group on how to feed and find food, how to make nests, and how to take care of their babies
Mountain gorillas always communicate with each other and they usually use gestures, postures of the body, facial expressions like the human being, they sometimes use sounds of chest slaps and also drumming. They are capable of understanding spoken languages and can easily communicate in sign language.
Gorillas are intelligent animals and share most of the emotions with the human beings; these emotions include; hate, love, fear, grief, joy, greed, pride and shame. All these characteristics have attracted many tourists to take on gorilla trekking safaris.