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Tourist groomed by wild mountain gorillas



An amazing chance encounter with a troop of wild mountain gorillas near Bwindi National Park, Uganda.

   

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Comment icon #17 Posted by Rewlahool on 11 February, 2013, 13:25
Comment icon #18 Posted by sarah_444 on 11 February, 2013, 13:38
I saw this somewhere else a while ago but it's always a nice video to come across. It would be really something amazing to experience first hand. Thanks for posting it!
Comment icon #19 Posted by freetoroam on 11 February, 2013, 13:43
They are so friendly. This is amazing to see, and the babies. I so hope they never get hunted, its heartbreaking to even think about it. These obviously have not had to deal with the nasty side of mankind as they are so so friendly...please let it stay that way. Fantastic video.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Rewlahool on 11 February, 2013, 13:47
Thanks for the wonderful comments!
Comment icon #21 Posted by LiveForTomorrow on 11 February, 2013, 14:01
Incredible. I wonder if it is foolish to interact with wild gorillas. I would of thought most the time they would kill you, especially a silverback with children is present. Once in a lifetime experience, lucky guys.
Comment icon #22 Posted by schizoidwoman on 11 February, 2013, 15:52
Really interesting to see!
Comment icon #23 Posted by Ugly1 on 12 February, 2013, 14:14
Good thing I wasn't there. They would probably consider it "Ruining" the experience by me screaming at the top of my lungs and taking off into the dense jungle. I would be easy to find though. Just follow the scent of urine.
Comment icon #24 Posted by stevemagegod on 13 February, 2013, 4:32
i think he was, just by the way he was sitting.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Sundew on 17 February, 2013, 4:03
Most animals go out of their way to avoid humans, not kill them unless they are threatened. These gorillas are wild but habituated to humans. The fact that they came into the camp shows this, gorillas who have never seen a human or a human habitation would most likely avoid contact. The danger is that animals are unpredictable and these are immensely strong (like ten times the strength of an olympic body builder) and very protective of their family group. Certain primates consider eye contact a threat and one wrong look at the silverback could get you a serious thumping or worse.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Mag357 on 20 February, 2013, 3:31
The guy did the right thing by not making eye contact and remaining calm. Interesting video.


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