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Gorilla strength - myths and reality

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https://archive.org/details/DTIC_AD0412450/page/n19


   

   

Please noted that this is an old study.
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(03-15-2019, 04:08 PM)brobear Wrote: https://www.junsanatomy.com/   
  

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That gorilla model is bulkier than the human model. Even chimps and baboons are deadly opponents for man what more a gorilla.
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(04-12-2019, 06:56 AM)GreenGrolar Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 04:08 PM)brobear Wrote: https://www.junsanatomy.com/   
  

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That gorilla model is bulkier than the human model. Even chimps and baboons are deadly opponents for man what more a gorilla.

I think, that there is no doubt, that average gorilla is bulkier than average human. Then again we have really strong men weighing also 150-180 kg, compared to them it would be totally different situation.
But this thread was created in hope to find out if anyone have something what would give information about it, that what gorilla really is able to for instance lift or drag. So far nothing such, which would indicate, that gorilla would be something extraordinary compared to other strong animals, for example tigers, lions, bears etc. Some researches even makes it look like, that gorilla might be considerably weaker when comparing muscle fiber test results compared to big cats.... 

There is a lot of speculation always, but does anyone have anything concrete which haven´t been already countless times in different forums?
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(04-12-2019, 11:34 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(04-12-2019, 06:56 AM)GreenGrolar Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 04:08 PM)brobear Wrote: https://www.junsanatomy.com/   
  

*This image is copyright of its original author

*This image is copyright of its original author

That gorilla model is bulkier than the human model. Even chimps and baboons are deadly opponents for man what more a gorilla.

I think, that there is no doubt, that average gorilla is bulkier than average human. Then again we have really strong men weighing also 150-180 kg, compared to them it would be totally different situation.
But this thread was created in hope to find out if anyone have something what would give information about it, that what gorilla really is able to for instance lift or drag. So far nothing such, which would indicate, that gorilla would be something extraordinary compared to other strong animals, for example tigers, lions, bears etc. Some researches even makes it look like, that gorilla might be considerably weaker when comparing muscle fiber test results compared to big cats.... 

There is a lot of speculation always, but does anyone have anything concrete which haven´t been already countless times in different forums?

I have something that may surprise you. Bearing in mind that both lions and Eastern gorillas are present in the border region of Eastern and Central Africa, such as Virunga National Park in northeastern D R Congo (https://visitvirunga.org), and that lions and Western gorillas are both in the border region of Western and Central Africa, such as Cameroon (http://africamsafaris.ru/?page_id=906&lang=en, https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/10-...-gorillas/), a brutal fight between a lion and gorilla, in which they mauled each other, was recorded somewhere in Central Africa in the 19th Century, seriously brutal, and the story is so long that it doesn't fit here: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspa...00226.2.13

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( This post was last modified: 05-09-2019, 02:27 PM by Shadow )

(05-09-2019, 10:42 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(04-12-2019, 11:34 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(04-12-2019, 06:56 AM)GreenGrolar Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 04:08 PM)brobear Wrote: https://www.junsanatomy.com/   
  

*This image is copyright of its original author

*This image is copyright of its original author

That gorilla model is bulkier than the human model. Even chimps and baboons are deadly opponents for man what more a gorilla.

I think, that there is no doubt, that average gorilla is bulkier than average human. Then again we have really strong men weighing also 150-180 kg, compared to them it would be totally different situation.
But this thread was created in hope to find out if anyone have something what would give information about it, that what gorilla really is able to for instance lift or drag. So far nothing such, which would indicate, that gorilla would be something extraordinary compared to other strong animals, for example tigers, lions, bears etc. Some researches even makes it look like, that gorilla might be considerably weaker when comparing muscle fiber test results compared to big cats.... 

There is a lot of speculation always, but does anyone have anything concrete which haven´t been already countless times in different forums?

I have something that may surprise you. Bearing in mind that both lions and Eastern gorillas are present in the border region of Eastern and Central Africa, such as Virunga National Park in northeastern D R Congo (https://visitvirunga.org), and that lions and Western gorillas are both in the border region of Western and Central Africa, such as Cameroon (http://africamsafaris.ru/?page_id=906&lang=en, https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/10-...-gorillas/), a brutal fight between a lion and gorilla, in which they mauled each other, was recorded somewhere in Central Africa in the 19th Century, seriously brutal, and the story is so long that it doesn't fit here: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspa...00226.2.13

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Heh, I have seen that before and it looked like a fairy tale then and when reading it now, it looks like just the same. Like some guy have had good time while writing something in the spirit of Tarzan :) That description just looks for me hilarious :) So I am not surprised, but that is a good story at least :) First laugh starts when gorilla makes those 6 feet jumps up and down :Grin This reminds me of Baron Munchausen and his marvellous travels. 

Of course gorilla and predators threatening it are interesting things, but we know, that leopards hunt and kill them. In this thread I was hoping to find some proof from reliable observations about strength of gorilla. This article or novel or whatever isn´t quite that, imo :)
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@BorneanTiger :

About #95: hollywood fight !
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