What is Stronger a Gorilla or Chimpanzee : Gorillas and chimpanzees are among the most rewarding attractions that can be seen when you participate in your African safari. Gorilla trekking in Africa is famous in the Virunga massif where you can find national parks; Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park where you can participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda, for gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the activity is carried out in volcanoes national park, gorilla trekking in Congo in Virunga national park and kahuzi biega national park which will give you the chance to understand more about the endangered species and there interesting features in the wild.
For chimpanzee trekking in Africa, there are a number of different destinations you can take part in the memorable activity and these include; chimpanzee trekking in queen Elizabeth national park where you can also get to see four of the big five animals in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park, chimpanzee trekking in Virunga national park among other different chimpanzee trekking destinations in Africa. Once you participate in both gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking in Africa, you will be able to understand the strongest of the two species by observing their behaviour in the world which contributes to their mass and overall strength for instance their diet, their height, their social structure which are determinant factors for their strength.
The strength of a gorilla is directly dependant on its diet which comprises of a number of edible foliage like bamboo shoots, wild celery and in seasons where fruit is readily available, they can be seen opting fruit to any source of food. It should be noted that the gorillas can travel up to 500 metres searching for food in seasons where there is food scarcity but in situations where there is food availability they will limit their movements until they finish the food in the area. However even though the gorillas can stay in an area where they can access food, they will construct a different nest every night and this is because of the need to avoid parasites from breeding in their bedding. Gorillas can eat up to 18 kilograms of food daily which contributes to their weight, an average adult male can weigh up to 136kg to 227kg and an adult females 68kg-113kgwhich is quite heavier than the average weight of an adult male which is about 75kg 115kg and a female 65kg-100kg
The chimpanzee strength is as a result of their diet which comprises of fruits, nuts, leaves, plants, mushrooms, flowers, insects and to be different from the gorillas establish a territory that they settle in that even if they travel many metres away from it looking for food, they can come back to their territory for overnight stay. And compared to the gorilla weight the gorillas are less heavy compared to the gorillas where an adult female chimpanzee can weigh about 27-50kg and an adult male about 40kg-70kg.
An average gorilla is 4-6 times stronger than a chimpanzee however there have Fights between gorillas and chimpanzees are quite rare because a number of gorilla families have been recorded living harmoniously between one another but with a number factors, even though a chimpanzee is not as strong compared to a gorilla, there have been fight outbreaks between the gorillas and chimpanzees where the chimpanzees have been seen killing the gorillas especially the infants that have wandered from their families and also in situations where a gorilla is outnumbered. A fight However the gorilla can easily kill more than 10 chimpanzees in a fight because of their strength making them stronger than the chimpanzees. Some of the main reasons why gorilla and chimpanzees fight might be due to the encroachment of each other’s territories, chimpanzees endangering the infants because there have been cases where chimpanzees have been seen abducting the infants and eating killing them for food during food scarcity.