Saturday, 19 May 2018
Face to face with a gorilla
London Zoo yesterday. There was a section for gorillas, which like for many others, we could barely see the inhabitants. There is a passage above the visitors, which is covered with glass and makes any gorilla passing by very visible. So once we just looked above and there he was. At first I thought it was a fake one, like an animatronic gorilla, but no, he started moving and... Well, it gives you a quick fright, yet leaves you in awe. The intelligence you can see in these eyes. I really felt a kinship with apes at that moment.