Gorilla vs Bear (Is a Bear Stronger Than a Gorilla)

grizzly bear vs gorilla

Gorilla (Silverback Gorilla)

Gorillas are herbivorous apes and the largest living primates who are native to Africa. After chimpanzees and bonobos, gorillas are one of the closest living relatives of human beings. The DNA of a gorilla is highly similar to the DNA of human beings, from 95 to 99 percent. Gorillas are sturdy animals with broad shoulders and chest, larger hands like and small eyes. These species mainly habitats in the tropical and sub-tropical forests. Gorillas are primarily herbivorous and stick to a vegetarian diet that consists of fruits, shoots, roots, tree bark, and pulp and stems but are sometimes known to eat small ants and termites.

How Smart Are Gorillas:

Gorillas are social animals who live in a group which is called troops or bands. The force can have as many as 50 members; the troop is led by a male gorilla who is called a Silverback. The arms of gorillas are longer than their legs, which allows them to walk on all four limbs. Gorillas usually don’t drink water as they get all the moisture from the food and morning dew. These species are intelligent and can use simple tools and can learn sign language.

Baby Gorilla (Infant)

Female gorilla can give birth to only one infant at a time after the gestation of nine months; the newborn will weigh 4 pounds. The IUCN listed the mountain gorilla species as an endangered species on the red list.  Young Gorillas make their nests in trees, and adult gorillas make their nests on the ground.

How Much Can a Gorilla Lift:

According to few recent research a silverback gorilla can lift up to 815 kg (1800 lbs) of dead weight.

Bear (All About Bears):

Bears are carnivoran mammals, which are habitat to live in forests, grassy areas, mountains, tundra, and deserts. All the species of bear are similar; they have a compact and muscular body which is covered with fur, round head, short legs, and a long snout. There are eight species of bears that can be found on the continents of Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Some species of bears eat mostly meat and fish while the other species feeds on plants and insects. Even though bears have a substantial body, they can run-up to the speed of 35 mph. A group of a bear is known as a sloth; bears are intelligent animals and have an excellent sense of smell, hearing, and vision. According to the IUCN, six species out of eight are listed as endangered or vulnerable.

Difference between Gorilla and Bear:

SpeciesThere are two different species of a gorilla (each with two sub-species)

The Western gorilla has the sub-species: western lowland gorilla, cross river gorilla.

The eastern gorilla has the sub-species: mountain gorilla, eastern lowland gorilla.
There are eight species of bear-

American black bear
Asiatic black bear
Brown bear
Polar bear
Sun bear
Sloth bear
Giant panda bear
Spectacled bear
Scientific name-Eastern gorilla- gorilla beringei
Western gorilla- gorilla gorilla
Mountain gorilla- gorilla beringei

Cross river gorilla- gorilla gorilla diehli

Eastern lowland gorilla- gorilla beringei graueri

Western lowland gorilla- gorilla gorilla gorilla 
American black bear- Ursus americanus

Asian black bear- Ursus thibetanus

Brown bear- Ursus arctos

Polar bear- Ursus maritimus

Sun bearhelarctos malayanus

Sloth bear- melursus ursinus

Giant panda bear– ailuropoda melanoleuca

Spectacled bear- tremarctos ornatus
SizeAdult male gorillas are 4 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, and their arm stretches to 7 feet 7 inches to 8 feet 6 inches. Ault Polar bear can grow 3.5 to 5 feet long;
a sun bear can grow to 4 – 5 feet long.
WeightWild male gorillas weigh 300 to 450 pounds, whereas females weigh 150 to 250 pounds.

Silverback gorilla weighs around 350 pounds.

The weight of a male grizzly bear is 400 to 790 pounds, whereas a female weighs 290 to 400 pounds.
The most abundant species of bear (polar bear) weighs 772 to 1,543 pounds,
whereas the smallest bear (sun bear) weighs 55 to 143 pounds.
NatureGorillas are social and are diurnal mammals. American black bears and brown bears are diurnal; other species may be nocturnal.

All the species of bear can be social.
LifespanThe average life span of a gorilla in the wild is 35 to 40 years, and in captivity,
A gorilla can live for more than 50 years. 
Though the life span of bears varies with the species,
The average life span of a brown bear is 25 years;
A polar bear can live 20 to 30 years.

How much can a Bear Lift?

Grizzly bears are native to North America and have the most robust four limbs in the world. It can lift over 1102 pounds, 0.8 times to its body weight.

How much can a Gorilla Lift?

A gorilla can lift something, 4,409 pounds (as massive as 30 humans), over ten times their body.

How strong is a Gorilla Punch?

Gorillas are four to ten times stronger than humans; the punch force of a gorilla could be 1300 to 2700 pounds.

Grizzly Bear vs Gorilla (Gorilla vs Bear Who Would Win)

Although grizzly bears and gorilla, both live in a totally different habitat, it, however, doesn’t mean they both cannot be put in a forceful fight. A grizzly bear is a healthy animal that is known to kill a human; it has healthy canine teeth to tear the flesh of its prey. On the other hand, gorillas are intelligent, flexible, and can climb on a tree. Due to his intelligence, a gorilla can place himself in a position that will give advantage to him. Bear can easily capture gorilla and crash the gorilla. It is hard to predict the outcome of the fight as each of them has equal chances of winning.