Are gorillas a danger to people?

What’s the actual evidence for whether these apes will hurt humans?

However, from the 1970s onwards the primatologist Dian Fossey transformed gorillas’ reputation with her pioneering studies of wild mountain gorillas. These are a different species to Harambe, but the differences are subtle.

Fossey found that the gorillas were hardly ever violent. For the most part they were peaceful.

David Attenborough was filmed with some of Fossey’s gorillas for the 1979 television series Life on Earth. The encounter has gone down in television history, because some of the young gorillas started playing with Attenborough.[…]

Read at: BBC – Earth – Are gorillas a danger to people?


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