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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:05 PM

Close encounter with gorillas

At a tourist camp in Africa, silverback gorillas encounter and interact with a human. You can see how overwhelmed the guy is. Not sure I would have stayed that calm.

http://www.youtube.com/v/1eXS0o6r-Wk%26rel%3d0%26hl%3den_US%26feature%3dplayer_embedded%26version%3d3

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Reply Close encounter with gorillas (Original post)
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2013 OP
BlueCaliDem Jan 2013 #1
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #2
pacalo Jan 2013 #3
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #4
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #5
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2013 #6
Michigan-Arizona Jan 2013 #7
hatrack Jan 2013 #8
blackspade Jan 2013 #9

Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:15 PM

1. Amazing! I loved it!

Thanks so much for sharing, UWNGU! Dang, I didn't know Silverback males were SO BIG! lol

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:50 PM

2. I was in absolute awe

That was fabulous!

We should be so orderly in seeing what we don't understand.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:00 PM

3. Gorilla families enjoy outings to the petting zoo, too.

And when the little ones get too close to the human for dad's comfort, he gently nudges them away.

How sweet!

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. Thank you for posting. nm

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:15 PM

5. that was too cool!!!!!

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:21 PM

6. Someone

I sent this to said they had seen it before - apologies to those here who have seen it, too.

But for those of us who had not - it's high on the WOW factor, isn't it?

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:20 PM

7. Hubby & I had never seen it, it was so awesome, thank you for posting it N/T

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:40 PM

8. Now THAT'S pretty freaking cool!

Man, I would love to be able to experience something like that!

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:24 PM

9. Super cool.

I know it's not likely, but I would like to think that our ancestors and those of gorillas might have peacefully coexisted at one point.
Tragically we are even more violent than chimpanzees so that is unlikely.
But Gorilla reactions to us give me hope that there might have been some positive interaction.....

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