Fossey Staff Monitoring Gorilla Group Disruption
So what do you know about Silverback Gorillas? There are several species and those that live in the lowlands have shorter legs. The Silverback grows to an amazing 6ft tall and can weigh over 300 pounds. The Silverback is not a violent animal, but they will fight to protect their territory.
They look amazing and can be friendly towards humans that they get to know. But, that can be a very long process and normally they are very shy animals.
One of the mountain gorilla groups the Fossey Fund monitors (called Ntambara’s group) had an intense interaction with a lone silverback