Q:

Who would win in a fight between a lion and a gorilla?

A:

Lions and gorillas do not interact with each other in the wild and do not fight. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, gorillas only live in the tropical forests of equatorial Africa. Lions, by contrast, live in open areas such as grasslands, savannas and dense scrubs.

The gorilla, a close relative of humans, is divided into three subspecies: the eastern lowland gorilla, the western lowland gorilla and the mountain gorilla. All are herbivorous with minor differences in composition of diet. The lion is strictly carnivorous and preys on medium-sized mammals such as zebras, wildebeest and warthogs. The jaguar, a close relative of the lion, does prey on primates.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    In a fight between a gorilla and a leopard, which would win?

    A:

    Although the gorilla is more than capable of defending itself with its incredible physical strength and powerful jaws, recorded cases of leopard predation of gorillas exist. Leopards are arboreal animals and well-adapted to hunting primates, utilizing stealth and ambush techniques to overpower an unsuspecting primate before delivering a fatal bite.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do chimps fight?

    A:

    According to Slate, chimpanzee males form raid groups and proceed to search out and attack individual chimps. When male chimps go on a raid, they form a single line and march in unison on the forest floor, stopping to observe their surroundings along the way.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many chimpanzees are left in the world?

    A:

    As of 2014, 177,000 to 300,000 chimpanzees exist in the wild. The chimp population is decreasing as human activity degrades their primary habitat in equatorial Africa.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where do apes live?

    A:

    In the wild, apes live in Africa and Indonesia. Four species of apes exist: gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos. Chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos live in Africa, while orangutans live on islands in Malaysia and Indonesia.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore