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Gorillas are a species of ape found in Stranglethorn Vale, Feralas, Un'Goro Crater, and Sholazar Basin. Gorillas move around by knuckle-walking, although they sometimes walk bipedally for short distances while carrying food or in defensive situations. Adult male gorillas are known as silverbacks due to the characteristic silver hair on their backs. They are typically hostile to any travelers that come across them despite the fact that they are herbivores. An enormous gorilla named King Mukla dwells on Jaguero Island in southeast Stranglethorn Vale, holding a tauren named Princess Poobah captive.

Hunter pet

Specialization (upon taming)
Tenacity Tenacity
The Gorilla eats
Inv misc food 11.png Inv misc food 19.png Inv mushroom 11.png
The Gorilla comes with
Ability druid bash.png Ability hunter pet gorilla.png
All pets come with
Spell shadow burningspirit.png Ability physical taunt.png

Though hunters can respec their pet gorillas into Cunning or Ferocity, they are inherently Tenacity. In addition to the abilities that come standard with all pets ([Growl] and [Avoidance]) and those given to their natural or retrained specialization, all gorillas are given the following:


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The subspecies below can be tamed by hunters.

  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [31] IconSmall Gorilla.gif Konda (spawned)
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [32] IconSmall Gorilla.gif Skymane Gorilla
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [76-77] IconSmall Gorilla.gif Hardknuckle Charger
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [85] IconSmall Gorilla.gif Thunderfist Matriarch
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  • RepFrame - Neutral.png Combat [28 Rare] IconSmall Gorilla.gif Tsul'Kalu
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [52-53 Rare] IconSmall Gorilla.gif Uhk'loc


Mobs with levels can be tamed by hunters.

Vanity/Battle pet

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Bonuses equalized. Damage had no bonus and now has +5% bonus. Health had a 10% bonus and now has a +5% bonus.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now have a new family ability, Pummel, which works like the warrior ability and has a single rank. Pummel replaced Thunderstomp, which is now a talented ability.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Major changes. Bite replaced with Smack. Gorillas can now eat bread. Armor had no bonus and now has a +5% bonus. Health had a +4% bonus and now has +10% bonus. Damage had a +2% bonus and now has none.

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