Gorilla Facts

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Gorillas are mainly herbivorous. Their staple foods are pith, shoots and leaves. Fruits are also an important component of western lowland gorillas’ diet and are consumed according to their seasonal availability. Over 100 fruit species have been recorded in their diet. In drier months, when fruits are scarce, gorillas supplement their diet with leaves, pith, shoots and bark. They have also been known to eat termites and weaver ants.