Simplified Anatomy of a Female Gorilla

Simplified Anatomy of a Female Gorilla
Simplified Anatomy of a Female Gorilla
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Like most mammals, this female gorilla has four limbs and a strong skull to protect its large brain. As well, its thoracic cavity contains a four chambered heart and a pair of lungs.

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- Brain

The brain of the gorilla is larger and more highly convoluted relative to less developed mammals.

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- Teeth

Sharpened canines and incisors act as shearing blades when the gorilla snacks on ground plants.

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- Pelvis

Provides a surface for the attachment of the powerful muscles that support the heavy stooped torso.

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- Gluetus Maximus

Undeveloped buttocks muscles (compared to man's) keep the gorilla's bipedal motion at a shuffle.

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- Uterus

Lacking the horns that distinguish the uteri of many other types of mammals, this gorilla's uterus contains a single fetus nearing the end of its gestation.

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