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Learn More About Gorillas

How much do you know about gorillas? Take this quiz and test your gorilla IQ.

 

1
About how many mountain gorillas are left in the world?
  1. 600,000
  2. 40
  3. 720
  4. 3,000
2
Where do mountain gorillas live?
  1. Central Africa
  2. Amazon Rainforest (South America)
  3. Southern China
  4. East India
3
What kind of climate do mountain gorillas live in?
  1. Desert
  2. Polar ice cap
  3. Mediterranean
  4. Tropical rainforest
4
How are mountain gorillas most commonly identified?
  1. Fingerprints
  2. Nose prints
  3. Hand shape
  4. Size of teeth
5
How do mountain gorillas get their food?
  1. Hunting other animals
  2. Fishing in streams and rivers
  3. Eating plants, fruits, bamboo, and other vegetation
  4. Eating the remains of animals killed by other animals
6
How much does the average mountain gorilla weigh?
  1. 5,000 - 6,000 lb.
  2. 1,000 - 1,500 lb.
  3. 700 - 950 lb.
  4. 200 - 400 lb.
7
What is a distinguishing feature of adult male mountain gorillas?
  1. A front pouch
  2. Ability to swim
  3. Patch of silver hair on the back
  4. Six toes
8
What is the life span of a mountain gorilla?
  1. 10 - 15 years
  2. 30 - 40 years
  3. 70 - 80 years
  4. 100 - 125 years
9
How aggressive are mountain gorillas?
  1. Not at all -- They are gentle and shy and will only attack if threatened
  2. Moderately -- They will threaten other creatures if they can see them, and will attack at even small provocations
  3. Very -- Different groups constantly feud with other groups, and attack anything that gets in the way
  4. Extremely -- They hunt and attack all kinds of prey, including humans
10
How many mountain gorillas are kept in captivity (cared for by humans)?
  1. Hundreds -- in zoos all across America
  2. About fifty -- only in major zoos
  3. A few -- kept in wildlife reserves
  4. None -- mountain gorillas can't survive in captivity
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