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Difference Between Gorillas And Humans

human-and-monkey-1Gorillas vs Humans

Gorillas are the largest living primates and belong to 2 species Western Gorilla and the Eastern Gorilla. Humans are primates but belong to the species Homo Sapiens. Gorillas generally move around by knuckle walking i.e. walking by using their knuckles to support their weight and balance. Humans on the other hand are bipedal species. This means that the humans walk around using their two rear limbs.

Gorillas are primarily vegetarians and generally survive on fruits, shoots, bamboo, etc. Humans are omnivorous which means that they are able to consume both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods.

Life expectancy of Gorillas is between 30 ‘“ 50 years. The life expectancy of Humans generally averages around 65-70 years, however, it may vary between 35 to 85 years depending on various factors like region, diseases, epidemics, etc. Gorillas although regarded as an intelligent species is unable to communicate effectively other than the sign language that has been taught to a few of them in captivity. Humans on the other hand are the only known species with highly developed communication skills.

Both the species of the Gorillas are endangered due to shrinkages of their natural habitat and intense poaching. The humans on the other hand are responsible for this endangerment both by way of invading their natural habitat through deforestation and poaching. Most of the poaching of the Gorillas is done for their meat and body parts.

Whereas the Gorillas simply survive in their environment, the Humans are known for their curiosity to understand and to try and influence and change their environment. It is this curiosity in the Humans that has lead to the development of advanced tools, technology and science.

Gorillas generally live in troops of not more than 25-30. The Humans on the other hand are highly social beings and live in large colonies. The Humans are the only known species that has the ability to domesticate cattle and animals and engage in agriculture. With the invention of advanced techniques and technology the Humans have been able to colonise all the continents.

Summary
1. Gorillas belong to 2 species whereas Humans belong to Homo Sapiens.
2. Gorillas do knuckle walking whereas Humans are Bipeds.
3. Gorillas are herbivorous whereas the Humans are omnivorous.
4. Life expectancy of Gorillas is generally 30-50 whereas the Humans life expectancy averages around 60 ‘“ 70 years.
5. Gorillas are unable to communicate like Humans do.
6. Gorillas are an endangered species due to the Human influence on their environment and poaching.
7. Whereas Gorillas simply survive in their environment, Humans have developed technology & science to change their environment.
8. Gorillas generally live in troops of 25-30, however, Humans live in large colonies.


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