By Josie May 16th, 2023
The Gorilla is the largest primate around - they can weigh up to 500 pounds!
Baboons are much smaller than gorillas, at most reaching a 100 pounds.
Gorillas are primarily found in Central and East Africa
Baboons are found across the African continent, as well as some parts of Arabia.
Gorillas prefer dense vegetation and thrive in habitats such as rainforests.
Baboons can adapt to diverse environments – they have even adapted to living in suburban areas.
Gorillas eat plants like leaves, fruits, and stems.
They spend most of their time looking for food to eat.
Adult gorillas may consume up to 66 pounds of vegetation daily to support their massive size and muscle mass.
They’re opportunistic feeders that follow an omnivorous diet that typically includes insects, fruit, and small animals.
Gorillas are social animals that live in families led by a big male called a “silverback.”
They like to groom each other, which helps them bond and stay clean.
Baboon troops can reach up to 200 individuals and operate within a dynamic hierarchy based on strength and dominance.
IUCN classifies all gorilla subspecies as either endangered or critically endangered.
Baboons are included in the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species.