Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla

Written by Ed on December 27, 2011 – 11:06 pm -

Posted in Videos | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla”

  1. By mmullally on Jan 12, 2012 8:36 am | Reply

    That’s amazing! Talk about an adrenaline rush! Wow! Wow! Wow!!

  2. By Worthysboy76 on Jan 12, 2012 11:19 pm | Reply

    Time and time again, animals have shown us that they are capable of thinking and try to analyze us as we do them.

  3. By SnowSpirit on Jan 13, 2012 10:00 am | Reply

    Wonderful! Magical! Thanks SO much for sharing ~

  4. By Ozestar on Jan 14, 2012 2:15 am | Reply

    I absolutely love this. How respectful you are Ed and how majestic is the silverback and his family. Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant moment.

  5. By seeheld on Jan 17, 2012 1:21 pm | Reply

    When my son was in the Peace Corps we visited him in Uganda. The highlight of the journey for all of us was to be a visit to an Abercrombie and Kent camp in gorilla country. The week prior to our scheduled visit Congolese rebels stormed the camp, capturing and killing all of the English-speaking people. Needless to say, our trip was cancelled. Thus, you can probably get a hint of my envy for this scenario when watching the video. What a thrill that must have been!!!

  6. By Lentz on Jan 20, 2012 10:33 pm | Reply

    This is the second time I’ve watched this video and both times I’ve had the same reaction: envy. I would have LOVED to have an encounter like that. Anytime you have the privilege to be touched by something as wild and beautiful as these gorillas, you become special.

  7. By markhas on Jan 23, 2012 1:02 pm | Reply

    To those who are envyious and including the guy in the video who didn’t know enough to say hello to his visitors. They obviously found you boring and moved on. Say something interesting and they’ll stick around, talk back and get neighborly.

    Get conntected with the universe and you will have many chances to have similiar experiences and without going on exotic safaris. You can do this in your own back yard. I pity you if your one of the poster’s who are envious or surprised by this. It is sad that there are so many of you.

  8. By mgtpa on Jan 27, 2012 11:09 pm | Reply

    Interesting video. It may be that the wild mountain gorilla may not be as “wild” as it once was with these human interactions over the years. Are they becoming more tamed or is it just curiosity on their part. Question: If, as they say, we humans evolved from apes, chimps, monkeys, etc., why are there still apes, chimps, monkeys in the world??

  9. By al92lt1 on Jan 30, 2012 11:40 am | Reply

    To markhas: get over yourself. Learn to spell.

  10. By noholy1 on Jan 30, 2012 5:23 pm | Reply

    Why people feel obliged to take cheap, negative shots at the honest, unselfconscious expressions of others is behavior that I find demeans us all.

  11. By bernadette46 on Jan 31, 2012 2:53 pm | Reply

    you lucky lucky man Chuck! What I would give to have been there with you!

  12. By Bunny on Feb 3, 2012 11:02 am | Reply

    I was under the impression that people germs aren’t good for the mountain gorillas and people should be careful not to get so close. Maybe they just meant babies?

  13. By rainingeyeliner on Feb 23, 2012 1:17 am | Reply

    What a beautiful experience : ) very lucky guy.

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