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Exchanging a glance with a gorilla

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Gorilla Loroparque

“There is more meaning and mutual understanding in exchanging a glance with a gorilla than any other animal I know.”

An estimated 500 million people worldwide heard Sir David Attenborough whisper those words as he lay next to a 100kg female gorilla in Rwanda nearly 30 years ago.

His encounter with the gorillas in the BBC natural history series Life on Earth is one of television’s most memorable.

At Loro Parque in Tenerife, you can’t get quite as close … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Animals, Loro Parque, Nature, Photo-Blog, Puerto de la Cruz
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