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650136.  Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:05 pm Reply with quote

Gorilla was the first album by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

650320.  Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:20 pm Reply with quote

As mentioned previously on these boards, the word "flange" to mean a group of gorillas was actually invented for the Not the Nine O'Clock News show, but has actually since been used in serious programmes and books because of lazy research.

Gerald would be livid if he knew.

650338.  Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:10 pm Reply with quote

Invented, of course, by Mr John Lloyd of this parish - he talks about it at post 210677.

650932.  Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:04 pm Reply with quote

I take back what I said obviously Gerald is more closely related to humans than a bonobo. He reminds me about a strange character who drives a clapped out mini

Last edited by Zebra57 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:58 am; edited 1 time in total

650934.  Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:07 pm Reply with quote

I take back what I said Gerald is obviously a closer relative to a human than a bonobo.

663569.  Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:54 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
a college in California which trains people to work with exotic animals,

If they taught people how to work with exotic dancers I'd be more interested.

Anywho, I have just discovered from the "Q.I Book of Animal Ignorance" that gorillas. go "woof woof".

Real gorillas are shy and peaceful creatures. They are herbivores, eating green plants, and bark.


OK, I admit it. I put the second comma in. It just amused me.

665442.  Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:58 pm Reply with quote

We watched the famous video of a young Sir Dave playing with wild Gorillas. They are such beautiful primates. And the wrestling between young males is so reminiscent of human males playing and competing.

667471.  Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:05 pm Reply with quote

If you are visiting a zoo take a mirror with you as Gorillas (and other primates) love looking at their reflection. It did not work with Meerkats as they got aggresive/agitated and then disappeared into their burrow.

827640.  Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:28 am Reply with quote

Came across this clip on youtube


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