Gorillas living in the wild on average live to see a couple of decades but for the time that we have known the gorillas, we have never heard of any one of them living to make a century. Gorillas begin to age at the age of 35 years with some of them losing teeth while others attain reduced mobility. If the aging gorilla is the alpha silverback, the group might think about electing a new leader for the family. But on average gorilla begin to bid farewell to life between 40 and 50 years although we have heard a few cases of gorillas reaching the age of fifty five (55) years.

Something interesting about the gorillas is that when a member in the family begins to show signs of old age, they will communally assist him in mobility and will offer him a bit more time to enjoy is meals because chewing is often difficult with less teeth in the mouth.