Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gorilla Encounter

This video link was sent to us by a fan.  It is truly amazing.  It is a man who gets an up close an personal encounter with a silverback gorilla and his family.  I would be very afraid if I were in this man's shoes.  Apparently he was scared to due to the fact that he wets himself during the encounter.

Simply click here to launch the video:

Gorilla's are close to humans in the evolutionary scale.  Here is a diagram I have used in presentations on the lineage of Gorilla's before.

Taxonomy of genus Gorilla
Phylogeny of superfamily Hominoidea 

humans (genus Homo)

chimpanzees (genus Pan)

gorillas (genus Gorilla)

orangutans (genus Pongo)

gibbons (family Hylobatidae)

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