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Date: 12/31/11 02:17 PM

29 Responses to Touched By A Wild Mountain Gorilla

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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    Link: Touched By A Wild Mountain Gorilla - Hope he brought a change of clothes.
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    Airfalco Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    That was awesome.
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    That was pretty freaking awesome!
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    lolumad Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    Finally, a worthy post for IAB! That was really cool..
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    badfish52596 Female 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    wow! that`s so amazing! scary....but amazing!
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    700 wild Gorillas left on earth as far as we know and many people would give their right nut to interact with them like that. Me included!

    I was watching An Idiot Abroad 2 earlyer... wonder if it`s the same family?
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    great post, it`s nice to be amazed every once in a while
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    2:49, the Silverback looks at the man? I felt real fear there! Holy poo, that`s a BIG monkey!
    The guy is so happy@! I`d be shatting myself! (although that might make them mad, bad idea eh?)

    Ever cool!
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    Pure class. Great post!
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    December 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    "GET YOUR FILTHY PAWS OFF ME!!! YOU DAMN DIRTY APES!!!!!!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 31, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    The encroachment of humans has had a negative affect on gorillas.

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    IAFYM Female 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    Well, I`m sure the experience was exhilarating and exciting. However I`m left feeling that such an experience should never be had. It`s a shame what we`ve done to our natural resources.
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    den3jlb Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    Breathtaking. Nothing better than encounters with wild animals. Having wild dolphins frolicking round my jetski comes close to this.
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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    That close to a Silver back Male? I`d s-hit myself. I`ve seen a gorilla charge up close. Thanks god for plexiglass.
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
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    December 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    Wow, that took a while to get to IAB.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm
    @den3jlb
    except those dolphins would have a harder time killing you if they felt like it
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    blonc Male 30-39
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    January 1, 2012 at 1:38 am
    @IAFYM
    They did say that this kind of encounter when the gorillas come into camp only happens 1-2 times a year, otherwise there`s a strict no contact policy at Bwindi so that you never get closer than 10 metres or so.
    The Rwanda gorilla trips on the other hand, where you actually go into the family groups is another matter:(
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    KtySpix Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2012 at 4:12 am
    Damn near poo myself watching that god damn!
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    January 1, 2012 at 7:11 am
    how absolutely thrilling! but how did the camera guy keep so steady? if i had been there i`d flash between stark terror and giddy laughter, right before they ripped me to bloody shreds!
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    deputy Male 50-59
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    January 1, 2012 at 9:15 am
    @I-s-bored: Don`t underestimate dolphins. They all seem so funny and humorous, but don`t forget they are top predators too. It would be easy for dolphins to nudge a jetski, throwing him off, and pulling him under water by an arm or leg and drown him. I think that is not much harder to do for a dolphin than a silverback charging in and breaking necks. (well, maybe a little harder, but dolphins still can be very dangerous animals)
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Dolphins, like any wild animal, can attack but they ram. Knocking people off watercraft and dragging them under? Someone has been watching way too many cheap water horror films. Some show I saw on the educational channel said there was only one confirmed death by dolphin and the guy had abused the otherwise friendly dolphin.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    The wise old silver-back letting the little ones observe against her better judgement it seemed. Amazing stuff
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    killiain Male 40-49
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    January 2, 2012 at 4:45 am
    I had the exact same experience at a Run DMC concert....
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2012 at 8:44 am
    Why would he need a change of clothes? I was expecting some poo tossing or bodily fluids, what a disappointment,
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2012 at 11:02 am
    Amazing. I can`t even imagine how great of a personal memory that must be for him.
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    Sock1122 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    "The wise old silver-back letting the little ones observe against her better judgement it seemed. Amazing stuff"

    I get what you`re saying (kinda) but "against her better judgement" I`d say that the silver back was fully aware that he had nothing to fear in that situation and thus was making an understandable decision to nurture the infants curiosity by taking station close to the `camera man`. Also silver back`s are the alpha males of gorilla familys.

    On a personal note, few things amaze me more than the vast differences between humans and other apes in terms of cognitive and vocal ability despite the knowledge that our genetics dictate that we are almost exactly identical. However in spite of saying that the behaviours exhibited in this video were remarkably similar in terms of being civil/gentle.

    tl;dr gorillas are cool
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    incredible. made my heart race as if i was there when it happened.
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    Saxonius Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2012 at 7:41 am
    I envy this man. That must be the experience of a lifetime.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    January 3, 2012 at 8:45 am
    They taste like chicken.

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