The power/strength of a Mountain gorilla is measured to be 10 times their body weight.
Silverbacks are potentially stronger than a group of 20 adult humans when fully grown.
On a bench press, a Silverback gorilla can lift 4,000 lb (1,810 kg), while a well-trained man can only lift 885 lb (401.5 kg).
According to studies, a gorilla can lift up to 27 times its body weight.
All gorillas can easily knock down banana trees, escape from cages by twisting the iron bars, and have a bite force of about 1300 pounds per square inch, which is twice that of a lion.
Gorillas have the most beautiful, muscular bodies among any primates on the planet, similar to that of human bodybuilders.
Gorillas are the world’s biggest primates and one of the world’s most strong creatures.
The average silverback gorilla weighs between 136 and 227 kilograms.
A human’s average weight is about 80 kilograms.
Gorillas are thought to be 4 to 9 times stronger than the average human due to their large size and muscular bodies. For the same reason, you can not compare Gorilla’s strength to that of a human.
A silverback gorilla is also thought to have incredible strength, capable of lifting twice the weight of a powerful human being.
Silverbacks are the leaders and protectors of gorilla troops, which can number anywhere from 5 to 30 gorillas.
Their conical-shaped heads have a crest that serves to support their powerful jaw muscles and teeth.
As previously said, a gorilla’s strength is extraordinary, and a person could not possibly compete with a gorilla.
In reality, if you were to face any other animal in the world in a hand-to-hand battle, a silverback gorilla would be one of the worst draws you could make.
Furthermore, gorillas are wild animals, and their natural instincts will not allow them to battle you in a human-to-human fight.
They fight ferociously, which can lead to a very dangerous conclusion to the fight.
Also in their own encounters, when a silverback gorilla fights another silverback or some other gorilla, this is evident.
There is no way a human can trade bites with gorillas in a war because gorillas’ mouths are bigger, have much more strong jaws, and sharp teeth that can easily penetrate soft human flesh.
Since gorillas’ powerful arms are much longer than humans’, you can imagine a blow from a thicker body to a weaker one.
Note: While gorillas are powerful and capable of causing great harm to those who deserve it, they are also very peaceful and majestic creatures that you will enjoy seeing in the wild.
Unless provoked or threatened, such as when flash photography is used, the gorilla families you will encounter on your Uganda gorilla safaris, Rwanda gorilla tours, or Congo gorilla trekking safaris are well accustomed to visitors.
It is often recommended that visitors adhere to the gorilla trekking guidelines.
While strolling through one of Uganda’s most beautiful national parks, such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park, you will find one of the visible reasons why these gorillas’ arms are so muscular.
On all fours, these mountain gorillas are known to walk.
And by doing so, they subject their arms to a lot of stress-related activity, which provides them with a lot of regular exercises.
As a result, they don’t need to go to the gym to build muscle mass like we do.
This constant movement, coupled with herbivorous food such as leaves, stems, bark, berries, and 142 different types of plants, maybe one of the main reasons why these mountain gorillas are so strong and muscular.