The pictures of Ambam the gorilla standing up on his hind legs and walking, for all the world just like one of us, are quite captivating.
Not only do they serve as a powerful reminder that, after chimpanzees, gorillas are the second closest living relative to humans, but for me they also brought back so many happy memories of my own encounters with these gentle giants of the great ape world.
Ambam has become an internet hit after teaching himself to swagger like a human.
Ambam, a bachelor Western Lowland gorilla at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, England.
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