Biology of an organism (`monster`) from a movie
Kong , the giant ape in the re-make of the 1933 film classic King Kong (2005 ) is a replica of a mountain gorilla (Scientific name Gorilla beringei ) of gargantuan proportions . In Linnaean taxonomy under Kingdom Animalia , it would be classified under Phylum Chordata as it has a supporting rod along its back which is common among chordates A vertebrate , it has a backbone or bony skeleton , thus , it would fall under Sub-Phylum Vertebrata . A gorilla is warm-blooded (having endothermal characterstics , bears a live young (placental ) and suckles it , hence , Kong must belong to
the Class Mammalia . Like apes and monkeys , it belongs to the Primate (animals that have forward vision , opposable thumbs and grasping fingers , primitive limb structure and the like . A hominid , Kong belongs to Family Hominidae or the family of the great apes . Its genus is that of a gorilla . Like the true gorilla , Kong has enormous arms , longer than his legs , and have almost human-like features
Like the normal ' gorilla subsisting largely on leaves , bark , roots and stems of plants , and occasional fruits , and unlike the ape in the 1993 original version which in some (later deleted ) scenes chomped on humans , the latest Kong is shown as an herbivore , munching on pieces of young bamboo . A true mature gorilla eats about fifty pounds of plants per day as a vegetarian Kong must ingest a proportionate amount of such vegetation for nourishment . He is capable of uprooting trees and travelling long distances so finding enough food for one...