Gorilla beringei

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Photo courtesy of Kelly Lyon, http://kellylyonphotography.com.

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Gorilla beringei–Eastern lowland gorilla.

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Is this gorilla looking a bit peeved at the suggestion that he (she?) has evolved from a YEC? :)

It means nothing.

It’s just another kind of primate that shares most of it’s structure, almost all it’s genetic material, and many of it’s ancient ancestors with humans.

‘Tis a fine black and white photo, but looks like it was photographed at a zoo. Maybe the Denver Zoo?

Maybe the picture was taken right outside the tree house of George of the Jungle?

Didn’t I see you on an episode of Daktari?

For anyone in the vicinity, I recommend the gorilla house at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo

http://www.czs.org/czs/Brookfield/E[…]land-Gorilla

There are a dozen or more gorillas there, enough to form a social structure.

Kelly Lyon says, in response to Mr. Kwok,

It was taken at Miami Metro Zoo, I have not been lucky enough to see gorillas in the wild…yet.

stevaroni said:

It means nothing.

It’s just another kind of primate that shares most of it’s structure, almost all it’s genetic material, and many of it’s ancient ancestors with humans.

I wasn’t suggesting anything else. The very fact that there is a “symmetry” is enough to invalidate the “humans evolved from chimpanzees” misconception.

Ms. Lyon adds,

I photographed a lot of animals in Africa - cheetah, lion, leopard, elephants, wildebeest, zebra, hippos…etc.…just no gorillas.

Forgive me for chiming in with my own primate shots:

http://www.vectorsite.net/gfxpxm_07.html

All zoo stuff, I’ve never seen a wild primate. Check out the “special guest primate” and friend in the bottom row.

Cheers – MrG / http://gvgpd.proboards.com

I saw a wild primate once. I think he was a bishop.

Matt Young said:

I saw a wild primate once. I think he was a bishop.

Did he only walk diagonally?

Cheers – MrG / http://gvgpd.proboards.com

It’s just another kind of primate that shares most of it’s structure, almost all it’s genetic material, and many of it’s ancient ancestors with humans.

But unlike humans, it doesn’t use too many apostrophes.

mrg (iml8) said: …All zoo stuff, I’ve never seen a wild primate…

Ever been to a bachelor party or frat party?

How does it get its face to shine so? Does it use an off-the-shelf polish, or is there some proprietary gorilla formula they use? Would it take offense if I asked it?

Are you sure that wasn’t the specter of “Soapy Sam” Wilberforce:

Matt Young said:

I saw a wild primate once. I think he was a bishop.

P. S. Tell Kelly that hers is a great zoo photograph and I am looking forward to seeing more from her, especially those from Africa.

Is that one of Tarzan’s foster parents?

Ian said:

How does it get its face to shine so? Does it use an off-the-shelf polish, or is there some proprietary gorilla formula they use? Would it take offense if I asked it?

You joke, but I’d seriously like to know. Is the face tough like shoe-leather, or soft? Is it dry or oily?

Hulk Smash! Hulk Smash!

Well, that’s the vibe I get from a 300pound gorilla…

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