Can you own a silverback gorilla?

Table of contents:

  1. Can you own a silverback gorilla?
  2. Is a gorilla a good pet?
  3. Are silverback gorillas aggressive?
  4. How much does a pet gorilla cost?
  5. Is the gorilla dangerous?
  6. What's the best pet monkey to get?
  7. How did Travis the chimpanzee die?
  8. Do gorillas eat monkeys?

Can you own a silverback gorilla?

Generally, it is illegal to import, possess, or sell apes for use as pets; but federally licensed exhibitors (like circuses, zoos, animal acts, and some wildlife sanctuaries), scientific research facilities, and disabled people can freely import, possess, buy, and sell those animals.

Is a gorilla a good pet?

Fact 4: Primates do not make good pets. I would love one as a pet!” But gorillas and other primates make AWFUL pets for a whole host of reasons! Most are stronger than the average human with sharp teeth and can easily inflict injury. They can be difficult to care for, requiring specialized diets.

Are silverback gorillas aggressive?

Most gorilla violence is directed towards other gorillas. They live in groups, in which one dominant male silverback controls several females and youngsters. ... He says there have been cases where gorillas attacked and even killed humans, but such incidents are rare – and the human was always to blame.

How much does a pet gorilla cost?

De Merode said the selling price for infant gorillas can run from about $15,000 to $40,000.

Is the gorilla dangerous?

Besides being gentle and calm, gorillas are wild animals that can truly be dangerous if handled carelessly or threatened. In fact, gorilla attacks on human in the wild are very rare and usually motivated by a defensive instinct.

What's the best pet monkey to get?

  • Chimpanzees. A chimpanzee may appear to be a good pet, but many animal lovers do not realize this primate is an ape. ...
  • Capuchins. Capuchins are also known as ring-tail monkeys. ...
  • Macaques. ...
  • Marmosets. ...
  • Guenons. ...
  • Spider Monkeys. ...
  • Squirrel Monkeys. ...
  • Type of Small Monkey.

How did Travis the chimpanzee die?

Travis (Octo – Febru) was a male common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who, in February 2009, mauled a friend of his owner in Stamford, Connecticut, blinding her, severing several body parts and lacerating her face. ... He was shot dead when he tried to attack a police officer.

Do gorillas eat monkeys?

If gorillas do eat meat, they wouldn't be the first great apes to do so. Chimpanzees and their bonobo cousins are known to hunt and eat other mammals, including monkeys. (See "'Loving' Bonobos Seen Killing, Eating Other Primates.")