Saturday, March 14, 2009

Beast of the Decade Nomination No. 6

Yes, mountain gorilla. We had a group in Uganda feeding on eucalypt bark just behind our hotel at Bwindi. Seeing them quickly like this gave us the rest of the day birding but it slightly devalued the experience. I have also seen (lowland) gorilla in Gabon in much more exciting circumstances - a 30 second encounter in which we were mock-charged twice by a large ginger-nut alpha male. Definitely something worth making the effort to see before you go.

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