Gorillas can consume up to 40 pounds of food every day.
Gorillas enjoy eating and do so virtually continuously throughout the day. Because plants constitute the majority of their diet, they require a great amount of food to sustain their sizeable muscular body. They can consume up to forty pounds (eighteen kg) of food in a single day. They have strong jaws and can chew even the toughest stems, but they also eat leaves, fruits, seeds, roots, ants, and termites. Their cousins, the chimps, eat termites and are known to utilize tools to do so. Gorillas take a brusquer method, smashing termite mounds to get to the termites inside.