Introduction
Animal: Gorilla
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Why This Animal?
I chose this animal because I am intrested to see how there behavior resembles humans in anyway. I would like to know how much they are active and what the do when there active. I would like to what they eat andthrow they live. I want to see how they interact with each other. I also want to know how they raise their young. They seem like a really cool animal to study



Tropical Rain Forest
The biome for my animal (gorilla) is tropical rainforest. There are about a hundred species of trees. The annual rain fall can get up 2000 to 2250. About 30 to 50% of animals in the world come from this type of biome, scientists believe. Now rainforest cover about 6% of the earth. About 40% of the earth oxygen comes from tropical rain forest. Trees can get up to 100-240 feet. 2500 different kinds of vines grow in tropical rain forests.

Observation Journal
Day 1
I just got off the airplane in central Africa. I am setting up camp for the next two weeks. So far I have not seen any gorillas. So I decided to walk around in the rain forest and look for some. I am being very cautious and I’m on the lookout. I had just spotted a gorilla. It was a mother gorilla with her babies. She looked at me. I start walking towards it very calmly. The gorillas ran off into the forest so I decided to call it a day and headed back to camp.
Day 2
I just woke up and getting ready to go walking in the forest again. I was just sitting looking out for any gorillas. Just as I was about to give up I notice the same baby and mother again. I just sat and watched them they calmly walked over to me. I didn’t make a single movement so they would see me as a threat. The mother looked to weigh almost 420 pounds and seemed like was 6ft tall. I notice that their fur was thick and long. Their arms seemed to be longer than their legs. All of a sudden they rain back into the rain forest.
Day 3
I just woke and getting ready for a hike around the forest. I stop for a rest and the SAME gorillas come walking towards me. I have notice that they have a lot of physical adaptations. Like: The females only weigh half as much as the male gorillas, their arms are longer than there legs. Gorillas do not have as much hair on there fingers and feet. I notice that they have really big arms so I decided to do some research on that. It turns out that gorillas have upper body strength that is 6 times as strong than humans.
Day 4
I am out on my usual routine observing gorillas. I have notice that their arms are long which made me curious so I researched about that and found that they can climb better. They have thumbs which help get more of a grip on thing. I have notice that gorillas don’t have very good eyesight. I also have notice that an ape and a gorilla are almost a like.

Animal Monitoring
If I had a choice of what to use for a monitoring system I would choose a motion camera. I think a motion camera would work best because it would be pretty hard to keep a caller on a gorilla with its strength. I also think this would work best because you can tell a lot by looking at a picture.
Here is a picture of a gorilla:
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My observation:
It looks like the gorilla has longer hair on its arms than head or back. There is an off color on the top of his head. The gorilla is just walking by is what it looks like. There is some rocks in the back so it could be by a cave or mountain.
Picture:
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My observation:
It looks like a family of gorillas. The biggest gorilla would be the mother and the three little ones would by the baby’s. they are walking on their hands and feet.

Student Profile Video(I made):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuYggKodmxw&feature=youtu.be

Bibliography
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