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Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Mature male (Silverback) Western Lowland gorilla, native to Africa.
Mainly forest but some found in more open woodland.
Photographed in La Vallée des Singes in Romagné, Vienne, France - a must to visit if you're ever in the region and love animals. You can wander freely amongst non-threatening species such as lemurs whilst gorillas etc live on islands divided by waterways inhabited by wild fowl. Animals are fed several times a day and wild birds throng the grounds after the scraps.
Spotted on Sep 15, 2007
Submitted on May 15, 2011
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Must have a nap.. :)
The Gorilla thinking on what...??
its a silverback gorilla !!
Thanks dandoucette. Their website just calls them gorillas. I did find a reference to gorilla g. g. in a 2009 blog, so I presume the others are the same.
Most gorillas in captivity are Western Lowland Gorillas
Gorilla gorilla gorilla -
It looks as though he is checking you out just as much as you are checking him out!