Soon, this upright walking gorilla at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, England, will become a familiar sight for internet users. Search the history of over 446 billion web pages on the Internet. The lifespan for a western lowland can stretch from 30 to 50 years. We share 95% of our DNA with our furry relatives, and now it seems more than ever that we truly are related. Males in captivity can be overweight and … Remember the name. A 21 year-old silverback western lowland gorilla called Ambam at the Port Lympane Wild Animal Park in Kent, England has drawn a lot of attention to himself and the park due to his walking upright. Gorillas are part of the great ape family and usually move around on all fours (quadrupedal – knuckle walking) but Ambam, a critically endangered captive silverback, manages to keep his balance on just two hind legs (bipedal) like us. The feat has placed Ambam, a Western lowland gorilla at Port Lympne wild animal park in Kent, on the brink of international stardom. The 28-year-old gorilla, named Ambam, was showing off the talent that he learned from his father. He was born at the park's sister site, Howletts, in 1990. The average weight of an adult Silverback Gorillas ranges from 136 to 195 kg (300 to 430 pounds). Males in captivity are noted to be capable of reaching weights up to 275 kg (606 lb). An 18-second piece of footage showing the 21-year-old male walking like a man has become the latest YouTube sensation, viewed by 150,000 people over the last few days. A gorilla who shot to fame when footage showed him walking upright like a … A 21 year-old silverback western lowland gorilla called Ambam at the Port Lympane Wild Animal Park in Kent, England has drawn a lot of attention to himself and the park due to his walking upright. Ambam the gorilla went viral in 2011, when a video of him walking upright like a human was shared worldwide. AMBAM. Weighing 34st 9lb, Ambam, a western lowland gorilla, is the park’s biggest ape and could live to the age of 50. Weighing 220kg, Ambam is Port Lympne's biggest gorilla. Ambam walks like a human and recently became an Internet sensation when footage of him walking, spread around the world on Youtube. Ambam is a Western Lowland gorilla that was hand reared. Gorilla keeper Phil Ridges said Ambam, who now weighs 485 pounds, had been hand-reared at another animal park when he was a one-year-old for several months because he was ill. The heaviest wild Gorilla ever recorded was a silverback male found in the Ambam town of Cameroon with a weight of 267 kg (589 pounds) and a height of 6 ft (1.83 meter) Ambam, the western lowland gorilla, became a viral web sensation when a video of him shaking his bum like Nicki Minaj was viewed more than 6 million times. As seen in this video, a silverback gorilla named Ambam at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in the U.K. likes walking upright.