Word and Image

Gorilla

A new gorilla exhibit was installed at the Bronx Zoo and for a little extra fee you could enter and observe. The gorillas were separated from human contact by heavy glass. There were babies, juveniles, and adults. The interaction was fascinating to watch. One habit that was unique to captivity was one older female I observed. She would eat, chew, regurgitate, swallow, and chew again. It was something that gorillas were seen to do in captivity but not in the wild.

Six degrees of separation: My cousin knows a guy who knows this gorilla – Layla. How about that!! (See the comments)

5 responses

  1. Wonderful capture of the gorilla’s expression. He looks almost human.

    November 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

  2. That is a good photo through the glass. The gorillas at the Buffalo Zoo are behind glass too, but it is very hard to get a good image.

    November 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    • Yes, shooting through glass is a challenge.

      November 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

  3. One

    These are some gorgeous captures. I especially like the gorilla’s expression. I took quite a few shots of silver leaf monkeys which are black but babies are golden orange. Very interesting. My favorite shot is here : http://tropicalnaturephotos.blogspot.com/2011/11/words-in-picture-4.html

    November 26, 2011 at 6:25 am

  4. Cousin Vicki emailed:

    Just in case you were wondering…

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Gregory
    To: vickito
    Sent: Sun, Nov 27, 2011 11:07 am
    Subject: Re: [New post] Gorilla

    Hey Vicki, that’s not Julia its Layla

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Nov 27, 2011, at 10:52 AM, vickito wrote:

    > Hi Greg. This is a photo my cousin has on his blog. Is this Julia?

    Wow!! The things I never knew and never thought to ask. – Victor

    November 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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