Classification of Gorillas

  • Class – Mammalia
  • Order – Primates
  • Suborder – Apes
  • Genus – gorilla gorillas

Gorillas are the largest of theseĀ  primates.

Gorillas are the closest relatives to humans in the animal kingdom. They are similar to people not only in appearance but also in that they are highly intelligent and form complex social groups. Apes are divided into the lesser apes(the gibbons) and the larger, more human-like great apes – the gorillas, orangutan and chimpanzees.