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Band of Gorillas

Have you heard of a band of gorillas? No, it’s not these guys.

Like a gaggle of geese or pride of lions, gorilla groups are called a “troop” or a “band.”  At an average of 5 feet and 390 pounds, gorillas live to about 35-years-old. According to National Geographic, “There are roughly 700 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and nearly half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa.”

Explore.org funds efforts to work with the people of Africa to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa, including those that house the world’s gorilla populations, will endure forever by providing wildlife management training opportunities. Check out more photos and the gorilla zen den.