Silverback gorillas are close relatives to humans, sharing around 98% of the same DNA.
Silverback gorillas are very intelligent animals. They are known for their use of tools and their varied communication. Some gorillas in captivity at a zoo have been taught to use sign language.
Adult gorillas can eat up to 30 kilograms of food each day.
The silverback gorilla will protect the group to the extent of sacrificing his own life.