Gorillas are extremely intelligent animals. The Silverback and male gorillas are remarkably intelligent animals. They have the ability to learn and understand more than 1,000 signs. Male gorillas are more advanced than female gorillas and reach maturity at an earlier age. They even use simple tools to communicate with each other.
Silverback and male gorillas are intelligent animals
Silverback and male gorillas are among the most intelligent animals in the world. These animals live in high-altitude forests and are found in two protected forests in Eastern Africa. Male gorillas and females live together in family groups. The silverback acts as the leader and protects the family from danger. The silverbacks build new nests in the forests every night and cover one kilometre a day.
Gorillas live in family groups of six to 20 individuals, led by one or two male silverbacks. They feed on leaves, stalks, and shoots. Unlike chimpanzees, gorillas are not aggressive and are calm, unless provoked. They have a higher IQ than chimpanzees and are often more cautious. Unfortunately, their intelligence and adaptability have also resulted in them being hunted by hunters for their meat and body parts.
Koko the gorilla mastered more than 1,000 signs
Koko the gorilla is a living testament to the incredible power of language. Despite having only one ear, she understands more than 1,000 signs and can even communicate by gesture. She began learning how to sign at age one and is now able to read more than 2,000 words. She can even name kittens and show the stern middle finger.
Sadly, Koko the gorilla died in her sleep on June 19, 2016. She mastered more than 1,000 signs based on the American Sign Language (ASL). She learned to sign for simple things like food, playing, and jokes, and even adopted a kitten, naming it All Ball. Koko was 46 years old when she passed away, but her achievements have earned her worldwide fame. She had made people think about the incredible intelligence of animals.
Silverback and male gorillas mature at an earlier age
Male gorillas begin maturing at an earlier age than females. They grow into their full size at around fifteen years of age. They have a silver color on their backs and a large head with a prominent sagittal crest that attracts females. Eventually, they form their own family and leave their family groups to go on their own.
Silverback gorillas are large males with distinctive silver-coloured hair on their backs. They are over 12 years old and weigh around 180 kg, making them the largest living primates. The silverback is the dominant male of a group and displays a broad chest and large canine teeth when threatened. Male gorillas in the group will disband the group if the silverback dies.
Koko the gorilla hums and sings
Koko the gorilla hums and performs a number of songs and gestures. These sounds and gestures are very different from those of humans. However, they are similar to those of children. A linguist at the University of Birmingham, Marcus Perlman, spent some time with Koko in 2010 to study her. At first, he was only interested in the gorilla’s gestures, but he soon became fascinated by her vocal cues.
Koko the gorilla first spoke the word “Queen” when she was a baby. It was at that age that she also gestured by sweeping her paw diagonally across her chest. This demonstrates her exceptional aptitude for language. Patterson has taught Koko modified American Sign Language, which allows her to use more than a thousand words. She is estimated to have a vocabulary similar to a human three-year-old.
Koko the gorilla dies in her sleep
Koko, a 46-year-old western lowland gorilla, has died in her sleep. She was known for learning sign language and knowing more than 2,000 words in English. Koko’s death is a loss for the gorilla community, which was inspired by her life and accomplishments. Koko’s impact will be reflected in the work of the Gorilla Foundation and her legacy will live on.
Koko was a popular figure in the media. She was featured in many documentaries and even appeared on the cover of National Geographic twice. One of her famous pictures featured her in a mirror. She was also said to be sensitive and super-smart. She once asked for a box of rubber snakes for her 25th birthday, and she later asked to be a mother. She never became a mother, but she did have several kittens as pets.