Friday, March 13, 2009
Virtual Zoo Tour: The Gorillas
Gorillas are probably one of the coolest animals to visit when you're at the zoo. I love going to the Columbus zoo indoor gorilla exhibit- the way it's set up, you walk into the middle of the gorilla house and the exhibit is all around the walls, so it's like you're there in the middle of them, separated only by some (very thick) glass. If you watch gorillas long enough, you start to realize that they look and act a lot like us.
The top gorilla photo is of a little guy I like to call Bubbles. He'll hang off the side of the gorilla exhibit and make faces at the people outside. If you pull a goofy face at him he'll even blow you some spit bubbles. Charming, right?
The other three photos are ones I took at the indoor exhibit because I thought it was cool how their facial expressions were so similar to ours. From the top: wistful, grumpy, and goofy. And these are only a few of the gorilla photos I've gotten over the past year.
Anybody else see the "humanness" in the photos? Got a favorite zoo animal to visit?
All gorilla images are mine.