These giant animals are quite secretive in the wild, but this special gorilla was painted using a model from the St. Louis Zoo. This original oil painting is done on 11×14 stretched cotton canvas and has been custom framed in a floating black frame. [Looks like the painting is floating inside the frame.] Canvas and paper giclees are also available as well as greeting cards at very affordable pricing.
Silverback male Gorillas are around six feet tall, while females are around five feet tall, and they weigh approximately 350 pounds. Gorillas are herbivores, and eat only plants. They spend most of their day foraging for food and eating bamboo and leafy plants
Surprisingly Silverback gorillas were not even known to exist until 1902.Today, their habitat is being destroyed when people use the land for farming and the trees for fuel. Gorillas are also killed by poachers and sometimes get caught in poacher’s snares meant for other animals. The Silverback Gorilla is the most endangered species of Gorilla.