Can you compare gorilla strength with a human?
In this article, you will learn about gorilla strength, the weight of a gorilla, and the strength of a gorilla bite. And lastly, you will also learn about why gorillas are so strong?
How strong is a Gorilla?
Gorilla strength is estimated at about ten times their body weight. Usually, the average weight of an adult mountain gorilla is 400 pounds (181 kg), so according to the above statement,
- A gorilla can lift 4000 pounds (1810kg) of weight.
- In comparison, a Gorilla is six times stronger than an adult human being.
- The bite strength of an adult silverback is estimated at 1300 Pound per Square Inch, which is more vital than predators like a lion or tiger.
- If you talk about the running speed of Gorilla, it is recorded approximately 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour).
- The average weight of a gorilla is 430 pounds (195 kilograms).
- Normally, the height of a gorilla is 5 feet 6 inches (1.7-meter approx.).
- The arm span of Gorilla is 8 feet 6 inches (2.6 meters approx.)
- The color of an adult Gorilla is black. However, adult males have silver hair on their backs; therefore, they are commonly known as SILVERBACKS.
- The inhabitant of Gorilla is Eastern Africa (Virunga National Park Congo, Bwindi Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park Rwanda and Mgahinda gorilla National Park).
Before we go further, I want to let you know that all the information shared in this article is pure facts based on opinion or conclusion form based on incomplete information. There are not any practically measured values that can determine how strong gorillas are.
How strong are gorillas? The answer to this is more robust than human beings. Gorillas are potent animals, but most of the time, they do not show their full power. Most of the time, they love to live a peaceful life.
These giant animals spend their afternoon in a lazy mood and do not create any problem or havoc. That does not mean that they do not feel so lazy to protect themselves. They are capable of taking revenge and harming those who make them uncomfortable. The natural habitat of gorillas is The National Parks of Eastern Africa, i.e., Virunga National Park Congo, Bwindi Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The gorillas of this range are not known to be violent to visitors. Unless they provoke by continuous flash photography, to save yourself from this type of gorillas’ provocative behavior, one should strictly follow the rules and regulations for a successful gorilla trekking safari in an African forest.
If you compare gorillas with other animals, you know that Gorillas have the most attractive and muscular body, resembling human bodybuilders. Gorillas are one of the giant animals and are the top strongest animals on earth.
The average weight of a human is near 75 kilograms, while a male gorilla weight is between 136 to 227 kilograms on average. Based on weight and muscular bodies, gorillas are considered 4 to 9 times stronger than an average human.
Gorillas are more muscular than six adult men combined. One bite of a gorilla is enough to take your most precious thing (your dear life) from you. Gorillas have big jaws that give bites that have no comparison with any other animal-like tiger or lion. The pressure built by Gorilla bite is 1300 PSI, which is high than the tiger, which is 1050 PSI. So, after knowing the strength of gorilla bite, it is highly recommended not to go near this giant animal.
How much a gorilla weigh?
The Gorilla is approximately 181 kgs of weight. One primary reason why they are strong and why they have so much heavier is the way of life in which they live. They walk on their fours (arms and legs). That’s why they put enormous pressure on their arms all day. They did not need to go to the gym like humans to make their six-packs because they put enough stress to build their mussels by walking. That is the reason that their body is rigid, and they have a solid grip.
Gorillas’ eating volume per day and what they eat make them so macular. Mountain gorillas can consume up to 34 kgs of food in a single day. They eat fruits, leaves, stems, bark, and 142 different types of plants. Gorillas are mostly vegetarian except for only vitamin sources, which are insects like ants etc. They get their vitamins by eating ants and termites, which are only 2% to 3% of their entire diet.
However, Gorillas cover up their vitamin deficiency by consuming bacteria that are producing inside them. Gorillas eat so much vegetarian food to feed these bacteria and then use them to create a vitamin source. That is the main reason why mountain gorillas are so strong and macular, and they weigh more than other animals.
How strongly can Gorilla punch you?
The gorilla has a firm grip to tear banana plants or bamboo plants easily without making any special efforts. In fact, tearing down plants for their food is very regular among them. These are like their everyday routine work.
By doing these normal routine activities, the punch of a Gorilla has become so strong that if he hits a man with a punch, that is enough to shatter a human skull very easily. It is estimated that a Gorillas punch has 1300 to 2700 PSI force.
That is a huge force as compare to man. It is because Gorillas has 3 to 4 times more muscle density than an average man. You can understand that if you take equal muscle fiber from both Gorilla and humans, let’s say form 1 square inch. The weight of mussel’s fiber from gorillas is 3 to 4 times more than human.
That is all, the continued activities in the jungle and vegetarian food make gorillas such mighty apes that you have not had any comparison in the whole animal world.