Grizzly bears as well as the gorillas are considered to be the most ferocious of all, but it seems exaggerated to some extent. You will find Gorillas in Africa, whereas the grizzly bears habitat is found in North America. Therefore, a duel between the two is a far off call, unless one travels all the way to fight against the other.
Their living conditions are also different from each other. You will find the gorillas residing at the tropical rainforest mainly, but then there are some whom you will find in the bamboo forest. Now in comparison, grizzly bears prefer more open places like the alpine meadows as well as tundra. You will also find them along the coastlines.
From here, you can conclude one thing and that is grizzly bear will not be comfortable staying in the habitat of Gorillas and vice versa. Gorilla tries to avoid fights and he does that by displaying various threats before they finally get into the fight. Gorilla is said to attack only when they see the aggressor is running away, but if the aggressor stay put, then they will back up. The bear won’t be able to stand the hooting and chest beating.
Grizzly Bear vs Gorilla Comparison
|Animals||Western Gorilla||Grizzly Bear|
|Average Length||6.5 ft|
|Average Height||Height of 6 ft||102 cm|
|Area||Central Africa||Asia, North America, Canada and Europe|
|Habitat||Tropical or subtropical forests in Africa||In Alaska dense near the coast, continental United States|
|Teeth||32 large canine teeth||Large and sharp incisor teeth|
|Weight||480 pounds||80-360 kg|
|Average Life Span||35 – 40 years||22 for females and 26 for males|
Gorilla is considered to be vegetarian and you will hardly find them on the animal matter. The bear for that matter is genuinely ferocious in nature with powerful canine teeth and they will bite down the prey and kill it. On the other hand, gorillas are herbivorous. So, if they ever come up against each other, then bear will have an upper hand.
Though both of them have very powerful and strong upper limbs, but if you want to pin point the strengths, then you will see that the bears have claws whereas, gorillas have nails. Gorillas are far more intelligent than the bear and they also use facial expressions far more than bears. In fact, you won’t be able to gauge what the bear is thinking from their facial expression mainly because they lack it hugely in that department.
Gorillas are quite fast and they have that in their stride. Even the weight of both of them is around 500 pounds, but one thing is for sure that Gorilla has the ability to lift a minimum of 4 tons. On the other hand, a grizzly bear has the potential to kill a moose weighing one ton with elan and that too because of the fact that it has claws to take down its prey.
The grizzly bear can be more than 8 ft. tall if they stand erect and have an impressive sprinting pace whereas the gorillas are around 6 ft. tall. The arm span of the gorillas is almost 8ft. The gorillas work equally actively on the ground as well as the trees and are a fair fighter too. The gorillas us their hands to break the bamboos and holds a strength which can be easily compared to that of steel and that is why you will see them breaking as much as 5 inch bamboo like a simple twig without putting in much effort.
If the two breaks into a fight, then the gorillas have the ability to pull apart the jaws of the bear like thread.