There is only one known case of a gorilla and a lion fighting each other. But it was a computer model. It was built by professional programmers based on a large number of parameters. The gorilla won this battle, and she defeated the lion not by force, but by cunning.
The "king of beasts" lives in the savannahs, the "hairy woman" lives in the forests, their paths do not intersect in natural conditions, they cannot meet. In zoos, people, to their credit, do not arrange fights between animals, these animals are not planted in the same cage.
It is impossible to answer unequivocally the question of who is stronger - a lion or a gorilla. The reason is that these animals live in different environments.
The American naturalist researcher Joseph Kullmann believes that in order to answer the question of who is stronger - a gorilla or a lion, it is necessary to identify which behavioral features of animals help them survive in the struggle for existence. To do this, you need to determine a number of parameters by which you need to compare animals. Typically, these parameters are the weight of the animal, its size, running speed, bite force, impact force, endurance. But superiority in these parameters will not always allow someone to win the fight. In many ways, the result depends on the ingenuity of the animal.
The lion's bite force is 41 atmospheres, the gorilla's 88. That is, the gorilla's advantage is more than 2 times. What is the reason for this? The lion is a predatory animal; lions hunt in pairs. To kill the victim, it is enough to bite into the soft artery; powerful canines are not required for this.
Gorilla is a herbivore animal. Their main food is leaves, branches, young shoots. In dry times, bamboo shoots. This lifestyle has shaped powerful jaws and strong neck muscles designed to survive, not attack.
Who is first
Lion is a predator. His task is to attack first, while the gorilla defends itself and only demonstrates aggression.
Leo doesn't care about his "rating". He is the king. The gorilla is a much more peaceful animal. Her task is not to attack, but to scare the opponent. With loud screams, punches with fists in the chest, the gorilla frightens the enemy. Further, like a tank, it attacks the opponent, but at the last moment it turns away and runs away.
Animals on Earth will never fight each other just for the sake of a fight. Such fights are possible solely because of the female, for reasons of self-defense, or when hunting for food.
Attempts to find out the presence of intelligence in animals have so far yielded no tangible results. As for gorillas, scientists have proven the presence of self-awareness in them, which lions cannot boast of.
Due to the peculiarities of the structure of the vocal apparatus, gorillas cannot speak, but they are able to communicate in sign language, have symbolic thinking, and a sense of humor. Gorilla Coco, which was studied by scientists at Stanford University, has reached an incredible IQ, in the range of 75 - 93 (for a person, the average is 90). No lion will achieve such results.
Chimpanzees, also a member of the ape family in the East African tropics, feed on large animals. To kill them, they use a trick - they break the neck of their prey and forcefully hit their head on the ground. Clashes with leopards, which often happen with gorillas, also usually end in victory for the latter thanks to their ingenuity.
There is no exact data on the strength of the lion. But one can judge about it by the fact that he is able to carry prey approximately equal to his own weight. A male gorilla, with an average height of 175 cm, i.e. with the growth of an ordinary person, without much effort transfers a load weighing about 2 tons, i.e. ten times more than his own weight!