Despite their size and strength gorillas are generally docile animals that live in close-knit family groups and as our close relatives provide intriguing insights into our own behaviour. This collection of superb photographs brings their story vividly to life.The book features the world's largest captive colony of lowland gorillas as well as many other primate species. Discover the secret lives of orangutans and chimpanzees how baboons have adapted to life on the African plains and spider monkeys to the rainforests of South America. See how gorillas and chimps have mastered sign languages and how people are trying to protect our endangered primate relatives. Written by wildlife biologist Ian Redmond who has worked extensively with mountain gorillas in Rwanda Gorilla is a unique and exciting introduction to the great apes monkeys and other primitive primates.
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19th-century adult male Africa animals arms Asia aye-aye baboon baby behaviour bone bonobo brachiating bushbabies called capuchin cheek flaps chimp society chimpanzee chimps climbers coconut colobus common chimpanzee crest danger diet dominant male eyes EYEWITNESS GUIDE feeding female fingers forest canopy forest floor gibbons Gorilla gorilla grasp branches grip grooming ground habitat hair hamadryas baboon hand hanging howler humans hunting insects langurs leap legs lemur leopard lion-tailed macaque Long tail look macaque Macaca male gorillas marmoset marmosets and tamarins mona monkey monkeys live mother mountain gorillas nest Old World monkeys opposable thumb orangs orangutan patas patas monkeys poachers potto predators prehensile tail prey primates primitive primates proboscis monkey prosimians protects scent scientists signals silverback sitting pads skull smell species spend Spider monkeys squirrel monkey strong swing tamarins tarsier teeth termites trees treetops troop vervet walk wild woolly monkey young chimp young gorilla