Gorillas are polygamous animals. They can mate and have offspring with more than one female.
Do gorillas have multiple mates?
Gorillas may breed year round. Females are in estrus for 1 to 2 days per month and only the dominant silverback has breeding rights. Gorillas are polygamous in nature because the dominant silverback mates with several females in his troop.
Do gorillas mate with siblings?
Female gorillas usually dont mate with their closest relatives, their father and brothers. In the wild, when theyve reached the right age, they leave their group, and choose a new group with a silverback who appeals to them. The girls make the choice.
Do gorillas stay together as a family?
Gorillas are social animals who usually form harems: One silverback male lives together with several adult females and their offspring. However, in mountain gorillas about 40% of groups contain several adult males who are closely related.
What are a group of gorillas called?
troops Gorillas are non-territorial and live in groups called troops that generally consist of 1 to 4 adult males (called silverbacks), some juvenile males (called black backs), several adult females and young.
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