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The weight of a gorilla depends on the species and sex of the gorilla. Here's a breakdown:

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The weight of a gorilla depends on the species and sex of the gorilla. Here's a breakdown:

  • Species: There are three main gorilla subspecies:

    • Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla): The smallest of the subspecies.
      • Adult males:** Typically weigh between 136 to 227 kg (300 to 500 lb) [1, 2, 3].
      • Adult females:** Weigh between 68 to 113 kg (150 to 250 lb) [1, 2, 3].
    • Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri): Similar in size to the western lowland gorilla.
      • Adult males:** May weigh up to 220 kg (484 lb) [2].
      • Adult females:** Around 97.7 kg (215 lb) [2].
    • Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei): The largest gorilla subspecies.
      • Adult males:** Can weigh up to 220 kg (484 lb) [2, 3].
      • Adult females:** Around 97.7 kg (215 lb) [2].
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