Are Gorillas Dangerous to People?

Posted by on Monday, May 30, 2016

By now we've all heard the story how a Gorilla was shot dead at the Cincinnati Zoo after boy, aged 4, fell into the enclosure.

So are gorillas generally dangerous to people?

Generally, gorillas are very shy and reserved towards people. They will attack only if they are surprised or threatened or if a person behaves in the wrong way. 

If the human makes an unexpected movement, the silverback male can react with horrific roaring and bluff charges.

The Team

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