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Has anyone been killed by a gorilla?

Dian Fossey (/da?ˈæn/, January 16, 1932 – c. December 26, 1985) was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her 1985 murder.

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Herein, will a gorilla eat a human?

The truth is that gorillas need very careful handling. Gorillas were once depicted as violent brutes who would kill a human at any chance encounter. It is not a coincidence that the monstrous giant ape King Kong was portrayed as a gorilla.

Also, how did harambe the gorilla die? Killing of Harambe. On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was grabbed and dragged by Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla. Fearing for the boy's life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe.

Considering this, who was killed by gorillas?

Dian Fossey

What is the average life expectancy of a gorilla?

35 – 40 years

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