Touched by a Mountain Gorilla
Absolutely amazing encounter of a troop of wild gorillas which wandered into this camp. On Dec. 11, King was in a private safari camp near Bwindi National Park, in Uganda, to see mountain gorillas. Apparently, they wanted to see him, too. He was sitting beside a trail when a family of wild gorillas joined him. Curious about their fellow primate, at least two of the gorillas touched King’s head and neck, smelled him and tasted him on their fingers. I can only imagine how his heart was racing during this whole time. Although typically not agressive, a male Silverback does have the strength to tear apart a man limb by limb in only a few mere seconds should he feel his family is being threatened.