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Gorilla Anatomy 101

Gorilla Anatomy 101

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: March 05, 2002


Photographer: Ron Cohn

Gorillas" hands are much larger and thicker than humans". Their thumbs are a little bit stumpier and their palms are much longer. All that adds up to incredible gripping and tearing power - as Koko demonstrates here on a doll.

Gorilla Anatomy 101

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