Gorilla’s Head

The silverback gorilla, the dominant male in a group, has a particularly impressive head. His larger size and more prominent crest signal his leadership and strength. This visual dominance helps maintain order within the troop.

The head of a silverback is not just for show; it plays a crucial role in his status. The crest on his head, known as the sagittal crest, supports strong jaw muscles needed for their tough, fibrous diet. This physical trait underscores his role as both protector and provider.

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