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Mountain Gorillas are non-territorial and live in harems led by a single male, the silverback. All members defer to him. He makes all the decisions. Females transfer to other groups usually around 8 years, just before reproductive age. They may transfer several times, but they usually become permanent members of the group in which they first reproduce. Their rank within this group is determined by the order in which they were recruited by the silverback.
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