Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Elephant Vs Gorilla!

Elephant vs GorillaWhich of these animals would win if they go head to head and which one has the best chancesto survive in general. These rounds will let you find out! Round 1: Habitat Where do they live? Gorillas typically inhabit the tropical forestsof equatorial Africa. They have a patchy distribution, further dividedby the fact that there are two subspecies. The western gorilla lives in west-centralAfrica, while the eastern gorilla lives in east-central Africa. .

Their habitats, largely determined by thepresence of food, range from montane forests to swamplands. As for Elephants, they are found in savannahs,grasslands, marshes, and forests. However, they occupy a range of habitats includingdeserts, swamps, and highlands in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and Asia. The main thing is that they like to stay nearwater. What are their relative populations? As of 2016, the Elephant population for bothspecies was estimated at around to 415,000 individuals. .

This figure only falls as the years go on. As for Gorillas, around 316,000 western lowlandgorillas are thought to exist in the wild and 4000 in zoos. And for the eastern lowland gorillas, thereare 5,000 in the wild and 24 in zoos. Mountainous gorillas, the most endangered,just number 800 in the wild. Are these creatures endangered or not? All elephant species are listed as at leastendangered by conservation groups worldwide. Some species, like the African forest elephant,are even listed as critically endangered. The same is true of gorillas. .

All species and subspecies are either listedas endangered or critically endangered. Like most other animals, these creatures havedwindling numbers due to the activities of man that lead to destroyed habitats. And in addition to this, they face extra pressurebecause they are relentlessly hunted down for goods or sport. Elephant ivory, being particularly valuable,is one strong motivator. How many of them are killed in a year? About 30,000 elephants are killed by poachersevery year. For gorillas, the exact number is unclear. .

However, what s clear is that elephants arekilled at a far more rapid pace. Who wins the round? Despite the fact that elephant populationsare currently larger in number than gorilla populations, this round still goes to gorillas. Round 2: Diet What do these creatures eat? Elephants are herbivores. They can eat as many as 200 different plantspecies over the course of a single year. However, their staple foods are grass andbamboo, which is a type of grass. .

In addition to this, they also eat lianas,wild palms, wild bananas, various shrubs, the leaves and bark of certain trees, andeven plants that serve as herbs. Gorillas are herbivores too. However, their diet differs depending on thespecies and the exact habitat they find themselves in. They split their day between rest periodsand eating periods. They love to forage, looking out for leaves,stems, pith, and shoots. Very rarely, they eat fruits too. It s interesting to note that sometimes theyeat termites and ants. .

They rarely drink water and acquire most oftheir aqueous needs from the succulent vegetation they consume. How much do these creatures need to eat? Gorillas can eat up to 66 pounds of food eachday. Elephants, on the other hand, eat between330 to 375 pounds of vegetation each day. Is it easy for them to find food? It s pretty easy for both Elephants and Gorillasto find food since they are both herbivores and don t really need to hunt. In spite of this, Gorillas cover more groundto find food. .

Especially low land gorillas, whose diet iscomprised of up to 25% fruit. They can travel up to a mile a day lookingfor food. Who wins the round? Although gorillas eat less as compared toelephants, the quantity elephants eat makes sense for them once you factor in their bodyweight. Gorillas also need to cover more ground tofind their food. As such, elephants win the round. Round 3: Lifespan How old can they get? .

Elephants have quite a long lifespan and livebetween 40 to 70 years. Naturally, they live longer in captivity thanin the wild, where they are provided with food and don t have to worry about predators. For gorillas, their maximum lifespan is theelephant s minimum. Very rarely do they live past 40 years. Of course, they also live longer in captivitythan in the wild. Who wins the round? Since elephants live longer than gorillas,they win the round pretty easily. Round 4: Bigger Threat to Humans .

How do these creatures attack? The main thing that both the elephant andthe gorilla have going on for them in terms of offensive threat is size. Gorillas are the largest living primates andcan grow up to 6 feet tall. They also easily attain weights of 600 pounds. This makes them very, very, very strong. They usually attack using their fists andpowerful arms. But then, they can also use tools like sticksand stones. Elephants are the largest living terrestrialanimals. .

They grow between 10 to 11 feet at the shoulderand weigh up to 14,000 pounds. Elephants attack using their large tusks whichgrow out of their mouths. They can also trample their opposition sometimes. How many humans do they kill in a year? Gorilla attacks on humans are rare, but notunheard of. They occur both in the wild and in captivity. Gorillas are usually peaceful. However, they turn aggressive once they areprovoked. Since they aren t natural predators of humans,official figures are hard to come by. .

However, there s usually an incident everycouple of years. The same cannot be said of elephants. Human incidents involving elephants occurboth by accident and deliberately. Elephants have been known to raid villagesor croplands in South Asia, and sometimes gore or step on humans that get in the way. They kill between 100 to 500 humans everyyear. Recorded Incidents? In India, on December 4, 2021, a rogue elephantseparated from its herd attacked three of them. .

Two of them succumbed to their wounds, whilethe other sustained serious injuries. The persons involved have been identifiedas 35-year-old Malsa Marak and 52-year-old Bitu Marak who died. The injured person is 55-year-old Herod Sangma. They had been on the way to a rice farm whenthe elephant crossed their path. It went on a rampage, swinging at them withits tusks and trampling them with its feet. On September 28, 2020, in a zoo in Madrid,Spain, a 440-pound gorilla known as Malabo attacked and seriously injured his femalekeeper. The woman, 46, whose name has not been disclosedto the public, was performing her usual tasks .

Around 10 am when she came face to face withMalabo. Feeling startled, Malabo violently attackedthe zookeeper, breaking both arms and leaving her with a head injury. Eventually, she was subdued and tranquilizedand the zookeeper was taken to a hospital to get medical attention. As to how the gorilla enclosure opened, thatremains a mystery. Who wins the round? Elephants win this round pretty easily. They are more aggressive towards humans andhave way more recorded incidents than gorillas. .

Round 5: What are these creatures hunted by? Animal threats? Apart from humans, gorillas have, very fewpredators. However, they have been known to receive attacksfrom large predators such as leopards and crocodiles. Elephants, on the other hand, are not so lucky. They have a rather wide range of predators. These include lions, tigers, hyenas, crocodiles,wild dogs, rhinos, other elephants and, even snakes. .

Elephants are easy to target because of howthey graze. In fact, they are particularly susceptibleto creatures which love to hunt in packs. Who wins the round? Since elephants have way more natural predatorsthan gorillas, gorillas win this round. Round 6: Speed How fast are they? Gorillas are quite fast and can attain speedsof up to 25 miles per hour on land. In addition, they are quite agile, capableof jumping and leaping on rocks and trees. Interestingly, elephants are just as fastas gorillas. .

They too can attain speeds of up to 25 milesper hour on land. Although, naturally, they move slower whenwading in water bodies. Who wins this round? Even though both of these creatures have equalspeed, gorillas win this round. This is because they are more agile than elephantsand can get away from any would-be predators pretty easily. Round 7: Special skills and AdaptationsGorillas have many adaptations that help them survive. They are the closest living relatives to humans,and we share between 95% to 99% of our DNA .

With them. Gorillas are pretty smart, capable of exhibitingsome measure of social skills and communication. Sticking together in social groups helps themraise their young better and fend off threats easier. They also have opposable thumbs, meaning thatthey are able to grab and use tools without complications. The fur that covers their body also keepsthem warm and protects them from cold weather. In addition to this, they have strong teethwhich help them break down plants and obtain maximum nutritional and aqueous value fromthem. .

Elephants have their fair share of adaptationstoo. Their big ears and wrinkly skin help themstay cool in the warm African environment. Their tusks, made of ivory, also help themeat and protect themselves. They also have great memories, and hardlyever forget a human they met. This may have something to do with their largebrains. Who wins the round? Since gorillas have way more special adaptationsthan elephants do, they win this round. VerdictSo, overall, who wins the contest? Well, elephants won three of the rounds, dealingwith diet, lifespan, and threat to humans. .

However, gorillas won four of the rounds,dealing with habitat, animal threats, speed and, special adaptations. And so, with that, gorillas win this contestagainst elephants.
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Elephant vs Gorilla! Who will win if they go head to head! These wild animals are both strong predators, but who is stronger if they go head to head? How do they attack? What is their lifespan? Are they endangered? Will the Crocodile or The Great White Shark come out on top?! SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Where do they live? Gorillas typically inhabit the tropical forests of equatorial Africa. They have a patchy distribution, further divided by the fact that there are two subspecies. The western gorilla lives in west-central Africa, while the eastern gorilla lives in east-central Africa. Their habitats, largely determined by the presence of food, range from montane forests to swamplands. What are their relative populations? As of 2016, the Elephant population for both species was estimated at around to 415,000 individuals. This figure only falls as the years go on. As for Gorillas, around 316,000 western lowland gorillas are thought to exist in the wild and 4000 in zoos. And for the eastern lowland gorillas, there are 5,000 in the wild and 24 in zoos. Mountainous gorillas, the most endangered, just number 800 in the wild. How many of them are killed in a year? About 30,000 elephants are killed by poachers every year. For gorillas, the exact number is unclear. However, what’s clear is that elephants are killed at a far more rapid pace. Round 2: Diet What do these creatures eat? Elephants are herbivores. They can eat as many as 200 different plant species over the course of a single year. However, their staple foods are grass and bamboo, which is a type of grass. Is it easy for them to find food? It’s pretty easy for both Elephants and Gorillas to find food since they are both herbivores and don’t really need to hunt. In spite of this, Gorillas cover more ground to find food. Especially low land gorillas, whose diet is comprised of up to 25% fruit. They can travel up to a mile a day looking for food. How old can they get? Elephants have quite a long lifespan and live between 40 to 70 years. Naturally, they live longer in captivity than in the wild, where they are provided with food and don’t have to worry about predators. How do these creatures attack? The main thing that both the elephant and the gorilla have going on for them in terms of offensive threat is size. Gorillas are the largest living primates and can grow up to 6 feet tall. They also easily attain weights of 600 pounds. This makes them very, very, very strong. They usually attack using their fists and powerful arms. But then, they can also use tools like sticks and stones. How many humans do they kill in a year? Gorilla attacks on humans are rare, but not unheard of. They occur both in the wild and in captivity. Gorillas are usually peaceful. However, they turn aggressive once they are provoked. Since they aren’t natural predators of humans, official figures are hard to come by. However, there’s usually an incident every couple of years. Recorded Incidents? On September 28, 2020, in a zoo in Madrid, Spain, a 440-pound gorilla known as Malabo attacked and seriously injured his female keeper. The woman, 46, whose name has not been disclosed to the public, was performing her usual tasks around 10 am when she came face to face with Malabo. Feeling startled, Malabo violently attacked the zookeeper, breaking both arms and leaving her with a head injury. Eventually, she was subdued and tranquilized and the zookeeper was taken to a hospital to get medical attention. As to how the gorilla enclosure opened, that remains a mystery. Animal threats? Elephants, on the other hand, are not so lucky. They have a rather wide range of predators. These include lions, tigers, hyenas, crocodiles, wild dogs, rhinos, other elephants and, even snakes. Elephants are easy to target because of how they graze. In fact, they are particularly susceptible to creatures which love to hunt in packs. Elephants have their fair share of adaptations too. Their big ears and wrinkly skin help them stay cool in the warm African environment. Their tusks, made of ivory, also help them eat and protect themselves. They also have great memories, and hardly ever forget a human they met. This may have something to do with their large brains.

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