Difference Between Gorillas and Human Beings : Once the gorillas are habituated which can be seen when you take part in gorilla habituation in Uganda and are ready for gorilla trekking which is the process that involves travellers trekking through the forests to access the habituated gorilla families that are accustomed to human presence. Gorilla trekking in Africa is an amazing experience that will give you the chance to visit the different types of gorilla in the world for an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Africa.

The most common gorilla types that can be seen in Africa include the mountain gorillas that can be seen when you take part in gorilla trekking in Uganda which involves participating in gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park where you can also find the Virunga mountains in Uganda, gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park. The mountain gorilla can also be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park and gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park and also participate in gorilla trekking in Virunga national park. Another famous gorilla type you will get to see is the lowland gorillas in Congo that you will enjoy having an amazing participating in gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park where you will spend one hour with the gorillas observing their different behaviour in the park which will help you to  understand their behaviour and this will give you the basis to compare them between them and human beings after observing their behaviour given the fact that the primates are believed to close to 96% a human’s DNA.

Gestation period

For humans to conceive, they should first have intercourse with the males just like the gorillas however when you get to spend much time with the gorillas. You will find out that the dominant silver back of each particular gorilla family has all the mating rights with the all the females in the group and if the adult males in the group are caught mating with the females, they can be chased away from the group or there can be a fight outbreak. For a woman to ovulate, she first gets her monthly period which can range from 28-35 days and the period can be between 2-7 days which is quite different from the gorillas because they do not experience vaginal bleeding. During ovulation, when the gorillas conceive their gestation period is about 8.5 months and the gestation period for a human is 9 months.


Gorillas are herbivores that can be seen a number of plant based material for instance bamboo shoots, wild celery, stems that you will also get to see them eating almost half of the time you spend time with them. It should be noted that the gorillas can eat about 18 kilograms of food daily on the other hand, human’s omnivores and can either eat a plant based or animal diet which can involve dairy products like meat, they can be seen eating fish, corn, rice and many other materials.

Difference Between Gorillas and Human Beings
Difference Between Gorillas and Human Beings


Humans can be seen moving on their two feet meaning there are bipedal however the gorillas on the hand can be seen walking on all fours most of the time in their life however they can also be seen walking on two of their feet in case they have something in their hands or in situations where they can be seen carrying stuff in their hands or when they are challenging other gorillas to a fight they can be seen raising in their two feet and thumping chest.

Life span

A human life expectancy is about 80 years however they can live up to about 100 years which is not the case for the gorilla more about the life expectancy of the gorillas which is between 40-50 years and the factors that put them at risk like poachers, diseases like Ebola and many others that have destroyed their populations can be understood as you take part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda which is among the best gorilla trekking destinations in Africa.


Gorilla are quite strong animals which are over looked because of the fact that they are quite gentle and shy but it should be noted that the gorilla strength is estimated to be 10 times that of a human making them quite dangerous animals to deal with when they are provoke therefore pay much attention during the briefing session to understand what to do when a gorilla charges at you to avoid being a victim when it unleashes its wrath. A gorilla is believed to lift upto while the average human can lift up to making the gorillas quite stronger compared to humans.

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