A man meets a family of mountain gorillas in the forest of Uganda

The man was incredibly lucky to experience an encounter with wild gorillas that seemed to like him immensely! This was really an event he will never forget.


John, who is a photographer, went to Uganda together with his friends. They were going to find and observe wild gorillas and to take photos of them. The men hired an experienced wildlife guide and went deep into the Bwindi National Park in the southwest of Uganda.

It is important to mention that this national park is home to mountain gorillas that are on the edge of extinction. According to the recent data, there only 700 or perhaps 750 individuals left on the Earth. They inhabit mountainous forests of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The encounter was rather unexpected, but John's friend managed to shoot everything in detail. Judging by the video John didn't panic at all. He froze and bent his head down, trying not to look in the apes' eyes and thus showing that he posed no danger to them. While the male gorilla with a silver back was sitting calmly behind John, the youngsters got curious and started to touch and even groom the man!

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Michael Lewis Sr.
Michael Lewis Sr.
Cool.
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Sep 26, 2015 8:08PM
smejkalsister
Wonderful! Good thing he protected his glasses, they are shiny.
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Sep 26, 2015 8:28PM
Bob Rosser
WOW!!
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Sep 26, 2015 8:28PM
Danny Simpkins
Danny Simpkins
Wow GOD is good.
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Sep 26, 2015 8:42PM
Danny More
Danny More
You got to love it.. A once in a live time deal..... Cool..
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Sep 26, 2015 10:01PM
Bo Bugger
Bo Bugger
God is so good, that " For God so love the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be save through Him.
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Sep 26, 2015 10:54PM
michellerose
He must have smelled good to them, possibly a familiar scent they liked. He did everything right, which makes him a very smart man.
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Sep 26, 2015 10:59PM
michellerose
Thank you, self-appointed preacher with the rude name. You can come down from your pulpit now because we're not really interested in being saved. We can do that all by ourselves. Now shoo, run along and go play with the other fanatics, please.
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Sep 26, 2015 11:02PM
Willis R Jamison
Willis R Jamison
What a nice experience - I would have panic!
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Sep 26, 2015 11:36PM
Mike Barney
Mike Barney
I like Michelle Rose!!Give to Caesar what's his and God what's his ;separation of state and church etc. I think the guy got lucky and perhaps the apps never met a man so they didn't realize how dangerous man is. .cool story
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Sep 26, 2015 11:53PM
James Vetzel
James Vetzel
Michelle Rose Lighten Up Dude(tte).
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Sep 27, 2015 12:02AM
James Vetzel
James Vetzel
Nowhere in OUR Constitution does it say "seperation of Church and State", it's not even implied. (and I'm a Jew)...and just as I said to your Hero Michelle... "Lighten Up", you won.
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Sep 27, 2015 12:08AM
Jackie Loui
Jackie Loui
Love it. Hope we can prevent any more of earth's creatures from going extinct!
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Sep 27, 2015 12:54AM
Tommy Kestler
Tommy Kestler
Michelle Rose
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Sep 27, 2015 1:23AM
Jenny Corbin
Jenny Corbin
What an experience! I wish he would write a story. Would like to know more. Like was said in the text, I think it had a lot to do with his hair color.
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Sep 27, 2015 2:31AM

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