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10) Other primates live in groups with only one adult male and several adult females plus their offspring. In a gorilla group the adult male, called a silverback, fathers the offspring of all the females living with him. Group of mountain gorillas in African forest.

Notes: Group of mountain gorillas in African forest.
Ask students to look for the adult male silverback in the foreground.
Photo © by: Martha Robbins

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