Meet a remarkable gorilla who paints while in captivity, and visit an innovative gorilla orphanage in West Africa. Traditionally, gorillas have been separated in sanitized cells for public safety and viewing. But with few successful gorilla births in captivity, zookeepers took a look at the outdated habitationsand then took action. They discovered that gorillas are group animals, which are unlikely to socialize or breed when isolated in pairs, and responded by developing zoo environments that closely resemble gorilla habitats in the wild. Far from the savage King Kong portrayed in Hollywood movies, you will discover that gorillas are gentle, noble individuals, each with a story to tell. Spanning three continents, The Urban Gorilla will forever change the way you see these magnificent creatures.
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This DVD was part of my VHS collection and I was very glad to be able to add it to my DVD collection. "The "Urban Gorilla" gives us a view of this master primate that is not usually seen: different from the "in the wild" or "natural habitat" productions, this view is of the gorilla as it was presented to the curious public when most of us were ignorant of primate society and primate social needs. It is truly an eye-opener, both disturbing and uplifting, and is recommended for educational settings as well as family viewing.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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