Wednesday, February 02, 2005

TRAVEL - Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Here'a a nice personal account about Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi's impenetrable forest. The article has some very nice photographs, and also has a link to a video of the gorillas, albeit not the best quality I've ever seen.
We crept toward the baby and the juvenile. They glanced at us and continued to bounce on the branches. As we neared them, a giant reclining figure came into view – the silverback! He was dead asleep, letting out tremendous, irregular snores.

The juvenile and baby continued to play. They were almost obscenely adorable. The little guy swung around the branches, leapt on his older brother, and then scampered away, beating his chest just like they do in the movies.
Interesting footnote to the final picture...

There is only one mountain gorilla for every 10 million people on earth

Makes you think...