How much can a gorilla deadlift?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

As an AI language model, I don’t have personal experiences or emotions, but I can provide you with detailed information about how much a gorilla can deadlift.

Gorillas are incredibly strong animals, known for their impressive muscular build and power. While it is difficult to measure the exact deadlifting capability of a gorilla, we can estimate their strength based on their size and the strength of other primates.

In terms of size, an adult male gorilla can weigh anywhere between 300 to 600 pounds (136 to 272 kilograms), while females are generally smaller and weigh around 200 to 400 pounds (91 to 181 kilograms). These weight ranges can vary depending on the species and individual gorilla.

To estimate their deadlifting capability, we can use a ratio based on the strength of other primates compared to their body weight. It is often suggested that chimpanzees, which are smaller than gorillas but still incredibly strong, can lift up to 6 times their body weight.

If we apply the same ratio to a gorilla, assuming a 2,400-pound (1,089-kilogram) weight for a male gorilla, we can estimate that they could potentially deadlift around 14,400 pounds (6,532 kilograms). However, it’s important to note that this is just an estimate and not an exact measurement.

It’s also worth mentioning that there are various factors that can influence an individual gorilla’s strength, such as age, health, training, and overall muscular development. Just like humans, not all gorillas will have the same strength or be capable of lifting the same amount.

It’s also worth noting that the report you mentioned from 1975, about a chimp achieving a deadlift of 600 pounds (272 kilograms) with ease, may not necessarily be applicable to gorillas. While chimpanzees are also incredibly strong, their deadlifting capabilities may differ from those of gorillas.

While it is difficult to determine the exact deadlifting capacity of a gorilla, we can estimate that an adult male gorilla could potentially deadlift around 14,400 pounds (6,532 kilograms) based on a 6x ratio. However, it’s important to remember that this is just an estimate and individual gorillas may vary in strength.