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Why do gorilla's have such big nostrils?

  1. Sheepsquatch profile image65
    Sheepsquatchposted 5 years ago

    Why do gorilla's have such big nostrils?

  2. leakeem profile image81
    leakeemposted 5 years ago

    because they are huge and use more oxygen therefore they need more oxygen? I don't know, it's just a scientific guess.

  3. Thomas Swan profile image96
    Thomas Swanposted 5 years ago

    Probably sexual selection. The gorillas with the largest nostrils were seen as more fertile mates. Think about how human males value large lips in females for this reason. Gradually gorillas would get larger and larger nostrils as only the gorillas with the largest nostrils would get to breed.

    1. Sheepsquatch profile image65
      Sheepsquatchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Males value large lips?

    2. Thomas Swan profile image96
      Thomas Swanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, women don't get lip injections because they enjoy surgery.

    3. Sheepsquatch profile image65
      Sheepsquatchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I must have missed that locker room conversation when I was in school.

 
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