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Category: Silverback

5 Things Friday

Gorilla Poop

Fact 1: Poop helps us learn paternity Since there are groups with more than one silverback (potential fathers), we can’t always be sure who sires

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Dian Fossey Fund

Size Matters

Science confirms: Size matters for mountain gorillas For male mountain gorillas, one thing is certain – size matters, especially when it comes to the ladies.

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5 Things Friday

Your Questions Answered

See which questions made the list this month! Question 1: Do gorillas use tools? Unlike chimpanzees, gorillas in the wild are rarely seen using tools.

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5 Things Friday

Your Questions Answered

This week we’re answering your questions from the past month! 1: What are the different age classes for gorillas? While age classes vary depending on

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5 Things Friday

25 Facts

To celebrate our 25th episode of ‘5 Things Friday’ we are bringing you 25 facts!  1. Karisoke Research Center has been around for over 50

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Conservation

Primatology Careers

1. What is primatology Primatology is the study of behavior, biology, and anything else related to primates. There are many areas of study within primatology,

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Gorilla Behavior

Gorilla Vocalizations

This week we are covering gorilla vocalizations! Have you ever heard a gorilla laugh? Check out the article to learn and hear more!

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5 Things Friday

Halloween!

Check out our Halloween themed “5 Things Friday!” View this article to find a Dian Fossey costume idea as well as a printable data-sheet!

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5 Things Friday

5TF: Gorilla Infancy

Fact 1 Infant gorillas are smaller than human infants when they’re born. Gorilla moms have a roughly 8.5-month long gestation period, and infants weight about

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