Can you touch a gorilla? No! gorillas are wild animals, more then, the curious juveniles who are playful can come and play on you but do not get scared stay calm. As their mother and the dominant silverback do keep an eye at them and are very protective.

How close can you get to gorillas?

If you about to approach the gorilla family you are trekking, a guide will ask you to keep a safe distance of 7 meters away from the gorillas. This helps to prevent the spreading of any human diseases to the gorillas. Note, if a gorilla moves closer to your advice to stay still and let it pass by.

Is a gorilla’s human friendly?

Yes! Generally, gorillas are known to be peaceful, gentle and friend primates and mere fact said to share 98% of their DNA with human beings. More so, Gorillas are social animals and can only became threatened towards human when they feel aggressed.

Can you Touch a Gorilla?
Can you Touch a Gorilla?

Why can’t you look a gorilla in the eye?

It’s because if you attempt accidently to look directly into the eyes of gorillas, a gorilla might think that you’re an enemy who has come to disrupt the family or challenge the family. So this will rouse the anger from silverback to charge and fight you in defense of his family. Please, we advise you never attempt a direct eye contact to gorillas.

How do you prepare for a gorilla trek?

You need to prepare correctly;

First relax as you empty yourself of expectations.

Focus on things that are in your power.

You need to do some physical exercise.

 Pack your safari items early enough.

 Carry enough mineral water bottles

Carry warm clothes that fits in cold areas

Since seeing gorillas requires one to hold valid permits, you’re advised to book it in advance through help of trust worth tour operator.

What is needed when you are with the mountain gorillas?

Keep your voices at low voice.

 Stay in tight group when you are near the mountain gorillas.

Always keep a distance of 7 meters from the Mountain Gorillas. This is done because Mountain gorillas can be easily transmitted with human diseases.

Eating smoking, drinking is not allowed.

Do not touch the mountain gorillas.

There is maximum number of visitors allowed to visit the mountain gorillas which is one hour.

Do not leave any rubbish in the park?

If you feel sick, you’re not allowed to trek mountain gorillas

What to do if you stare at a gorilla?

In case a gorilla charges at you, below are the things we must pardon on or do.

First study the gorilla’s behavior

 Stay calm and do not react

Always be submissive and stay quiet

Crouch down and make yourself as small a target as possible.

 Remain quiet until gorillas loses interest or till help comes.

Do you stand your ground against a gorilla?

Always crouch down, if a gorilla charges during gorilla trekking, always stay calm, quiet, respectful and unaggressive by bending down. Lowering yourself to the ground and making yourself smaller than the silver.

Can you Touch a Gorilla?
Can you Touch a Gorilla?

Can I or human fight a gorilla?

However, a human can fight a gorilla though the end of it would be bad at small extent. Just know gorillas are more powerful than we humans. And if you would want to know the most dangerous or worst animal in world, gorillas would be, so on visit you need to be very careful.

How strong is a gorilla punch?

It is believed that a gorilla is strong enough to shatter your skull with one slam. It weights between 1300 to 2700 pounds of force.

Note, gorillas have an average of 400 ibs, with a muscle mass density almost 4 times higher than the most heavily muscled powerful human you know.

Can you make friends with a gorilla?

Yes! Before introducing a gorilla family to the public, they first train them and they get very close to humans, like Dian Fossey who did a great work on gorilla, she used to live with them and had this say that ‘’ I feel more comfortable being with gorillas than being around people’’.

What is a gorilla afraid of?

They are afraid of reptiles such as chameleon and caterpillars. Also are afraid of water and its such had time to cross over fallen logs and dislike rain.

Can gorillas swim?

Like any other apes and humans. Gorillas cannot swim naturally, that’s why they avoid large bodies of water and rivers. But to those in zoo, for them like to play with water.

How fast can gorillas run?

 Eastern gorillas which are comprised of mountain gorillas can run up to 40kilometers and western gorillas run up to 40 km/h.

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