Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"These mountain gorillas are the great apes. Human beings are also the great apes"

The Vice Guide to Travel presents "Gorillas in the Midst" an excellent short documentary about mountain gorillas in Uganda.

It's hard to believe that there are only 720 or so of these animals left on earth. "Gorillas in the Midst" follows Levi, the guide, and a couple of trackers in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest who lead the camera crew to some gorillas. Watching these massive animals emerge from the forest is really incredible. Added bonus: a sneak peek into the bad scatological habits of gorillas.

"If we as humans can't protect our closest family relatives then we really will fail as a species ourselves."
- Dr. Richard Carroll, World Wildlife Fund

No comments: