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Aug 16 2012

You’re back!

Awwww department. Two gorilla brothers are re-united after the older one, silverback Kesho, had been taken away for stud duties. The Beeb has a slide show. Awww. Those faces they’re making – those are “play-faces.” The lips cover the teeth.

Awww.

H/t Bernard Hurley

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  1. 1
    bcoppola

    Almost makes me wish I had a gorilla brother!

  2. 2
    Ophelia Benson

    Or worked in a zoo nursery! Which I once did. Juvenile apes are adorable.

  3. 3
    Catwhisperer

    I can’t believe I went to Longleat a few months ago, was there for 8 hours, and still didn’t manage to get down to the lake to see the gorillas! And the sea lions. And the Hippos. And who knows what else I missed? To think that I scoffed at the concept of a two-day pass… I suppose it’s the perils of going somewhere with a 5-year-old who might want to go and play in the adventure playground and boring stuff like that.

  4. 4
    Ophelia Benson

    Oh that’s too bad! Gorillas are pretty unboring.

  5. 5
    Simon

    I sometimes wonder: in a hypothetical fight between a gorilla and a bear, who would win?

  6. 6
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    I love, love, love gorillas, they’re such fascinating creatures

    I suppose it’s the perils of going somewhere with a 5-year-old who might want to go and play in the adventure playground and boring stuff like that.

    I had the great fortune of my most beloved husband watching over our two brats feeding the goats while I could go down and see the gorillas when we wnet to a zoo recently.
    Funny enough, the two gorilla-kids I watched there behaved exactly like my kids, too. With the difference of being able to hang upside down from the ropes.

  7. 7
    Catwhisperer

    Ha, so you could have just stuck with your own kids!

    I’m not really complaining. I got some great photos of one of the tigers, and I saw the baby anteater, which was cute beyond words. Anyway, what it means is that I’ll have to go back another time…!

  8. 8
    Ophelia Benson

    Ditto about gorillas. I worked in Woodland Park zoo’s gorilla unit for awhile.

  9. 9
    Godless Heathen

    Does anyone else think of Justin Bieber rather than the BBC when someone says “the beeb?”

    Because my first thought was: Why does Justin Bieber have a slideshow about gorillas on his website?

    And my second thought was: Why does Ophelia follow Justin Biebers website? :-)

  10. 10
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    catwhisperer
    No way!
    Like this it was mummy-gorilla’s job to prevent serious injuries ;)

  11. 11
    Claire Ramsey

    The pictures are so touching. I had to get out my hanky. Sniff Sniff. “Gorilla Joy” is my watchword of the day.

  12. 12
    dirigible

    Having seen this, apparently I *do* have a heart. :-)

  13. 13
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    I’ll just leave this here for the shared love of Gorillas

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