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Fact: Gorilla communication involves vocalizations, gestures, body postures, facial expressions, and odors. [25]

Fact: Scientists have heard as many as 22 different vocalizations. [26]

Fact: A gorilla will crouch low and approach from the side to show submission. [27]

An Adult Gorilla Eating
An Adult Gorilla Eating
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Fact: An aggressive or confident gorilla will walk directly, stand, and/or beat his chest. [28]

Fact: Beginning at about four months of age, young gorillas will ride on their mother's back. The mother will carry him in this way for two years or more. [29]

Fact: At night, unweaned infants will sleep with their mother in her night nest. [30]

A Young Gorilla Eating
A Young Gorilla Eating
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Fact: Gorillas are found in west central and east central Africa. They prefer tropical forest, often secondary or re-growing forest along forest edges with an abundance of low edible vegetation. [31]

Fact: Western lowland gorillas inhabit the tropical forests in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. [32]

Fact: Eastern lowland gorillas lived in tropical forests up to 8,000 feet in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and along the border with Uganda and Rwanda. [33]

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