Food Chain

What eats a Gorillas?

An Adult Silverback Gorilla
What Eats A Gorilla? Photo:Adrian Pingstone

What eats a gorillas?

What does a gorilla eat?

Gorillas are large and powerful creatures, and an adult male gorilla—often called a “silverback”—is capable of scaring away just about any other animal.

Sometimes, however, a leopard will attack, kill, and eat a young or baby gorilla. But young gorillas usually stay very close to their parents, so this is not an easy thing for a leopard to do.

And no leopard in its right mind would even think about attacking a full-grown silverback.

As for the question of what gorillas eats—they eat lots of plant stalks, leaves, and other vegetation every single day.


Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.
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