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Silverback Gorilla, The Animal Whose Punch Can Shatter A human Skull

Gorillas are herbivorous, ground-dwelling primates that live in the tropical forests of Central Sub-Saharan Africa. Due to its unusual look and the presence of silver hairs on its back, an adult male mountain gorilla is referred to as a silverback gorilla. They are usually between the ages of 12 and 18, with a stocky physique, a big chest, long, strong arms, and wide hands and feet.

How powerful are silverbacks

The silverback gorilla is one of the most powerful animals on the planet, stronger than a human and even 20 adult humans put together. They can lift or throw up to 815 kilograms, whereas a well-trained man can only lift around 400 kilograms.

Are they dangerous

Gorillas are believed to be peaceful vegetarians, but when disturbed or threatened, they turn aggressive and have been known to kill their prey. Despite the fact that they share 98 percent of their DNA with humans, they are nevertheless considered deadly.

What is the punch strength of a silverback gorilla?

The punch of a silverback gorilla is powerful enough to crush a human skull. Its punch weighs between 1300 and 2700 pounds. A gorilla's bone density and muscular mass are more than a human's, hence any hit to the head or torso from a silverback gorilla might fracture the skull or ribcage.

Where are they found?

They reside in two protected parks high in the mountains.

What did they eat

They are vegetarians who eat stems, bamboo shoots, and fruits, and they may consume up to 30 kg of food each day.


In the wild, silverback gorillas have an estimated lifespan of 35 years, but some are thought to live up to 50 years.

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