Main Difference Between a Gorilla & Human Being – Uganda Safaris – Primates Safaris

Difference between a Gorilla and Human being; There are many outstanding features that differentiates between a Gorilla and Human being as mentioned below; However, Gorillas are land dwelling mammals –primates that belongs to two species Western Low Gorilla and the Eastern Low Gorilla. Yet humans are primates but belongs to the species called Homo Sapiens. In general, Gorillas move around by Knuckles to supports their weight and balance. In spite the fact, humans are bipedal species, meaning that humans walk around while using their two rear limbs.

Main Difference Between a Gorilla & Human Being

However, Gorillas are primary vegetarian’s species who survive on fruits, shoots, bamboo many more. Humans are omnivorous meaning they are able to consume both vegetarians and non-vegetarian’s food.

Gorillas have a life span of between 30 -50 years whereas Humans generally have an average of around 65-70 years. On the other hand, it may vary between 35 to 85 years depending on various factors such as region, diseases, epidemics among others. Regardless, Gorillas are an intelligent species though unable to communicate effectively other than the sign language that has been taught to a few of them that live in captivity. Whereas humans are the only known species with highly developed communication skills.

Gorillas are endangered due to shrinkages of their natural habitat and intense poaching whereas humans are responsible for this endangerment on both by way of invading their natural habitat through deforestation well as poaching.

Gorillas only survive in their environment whereas human beings are known for their curiosity to understand, influence and change their environment. This curiosity in the Human beings leads to the development of advanced tools, technology and science.

Gorillas have different various ways, starting from their habitat, food and survival measures, which are tropical habitant with denser forest covered with leaves.

Generally, Gorillas live in troops of not more than 10 -30. The Humans on the other hand are highly social being and live in numerous colonies.

Human beings are known species that has the ability to domesticate cattle and animals as well as engaging in agriculture. Because of the invention of advanced techniques, the technology humans use has been able to colonize all the continents.

Moreover, Gorillas use knuckles to walk whereas Human being are Bipeds.

Whereas Gorillas simply survive in their environment and Humans have developed technology and science to change their environments.

Scientifically, humans are known as Homo sapiens whereas Gorillas are called Gorilla gorilla gorilla.

Gorillas have the muscles that extend all the way up to the top of their head whereas Human being our muscle -jaw attaches to our cheekbones.

Gorillas ‘’female’’ undergo a gestation period   of about 8.5 months whereas Humans have a gestation period of 9 months.

Female Gorillas usually nurses from the mother for up to four years in order to obtain important nutrients whereas Human mothers will often get help with raising her child. Other females in the gorilla mother’s family will also act as caretaker of the newborn whenever assistance is required.

Main Difference Between a Gorilla & Human Being
Main Difference Between a Gorilla & Human Being

Gorillas live in groups whereas Humans live freely.

Gorillas sleep together in nests on the ground that they make from foliage whereas Humans sleep under warm roofs.

Gorillas can weigh up to 250 kilograms whereas humans weight ranging from 65 to 70 kilograms.

However, there are two subspecies the western Gorillas and Eastern Low Gorillas. In Uganda we have mountain gorillas under Eastern lowland species which can also be found in other countries like Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain gorillas in Uganda can be trekked in two national parks that is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park, Rwanda in Volcanoes national park and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorillas are popularly known as the most powerful mammal species and best way to have rewarding sights of these giant apes, we recommend you to first buy you a Gorilla trekking permits which prices are different in each Gorilla trekking destination. Of which we advise our clients to book their permits in advances like 5 to 6 months before the trekking time.

Uganda Gorilla Safaris -You must be holding a trekking permit costs USD700 for Foreign nonresidents, USD600 per person for Foreign residents and UGX250,000 East African members.

Each Gorilla safari destination can be easily accessible both by Air or by road transport, by help of reliable tour operator. If you don’t hesitate, you can book we us and offer to you the best tour packages in all the three countries. The choice is yours the primate lovers, still we can arrange for you a combined safari with wildlife depending on many days you wish to adventure.

Rwanda Gorilla Safari-Gorilla trekking permits costs USD1,500 per person per day.

Congo Gorilla Safari-Gorilla trekking permits costs USD400 per person per day.

Meanwhile, Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo are quite amazing countries in way that are so welcoming and friendly to visitors. Book now! Be part of an incredible, unforgettable and memorable life time experience.

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