Gorillas: Primal Contact

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Gorillas: Primal Contact

  • 2002 ----- color ----- 91 min ----- vhs
  • Genetically speaking, gorillas and humans are 97% identical. Explores the long and complicated relationship between mankind and gorillas. Explores the Congo in the footsteps of the "great white hunters" of the 19th century. Takes an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Wildlife conservation Society's $43 million, 6.5 acre Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. Noted gorilla researchers like Dr. George Schaller, the first person to study mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, talk about their findings, while another side of gorilla lore is explored with the help of Hollywood make-up artist Rick Baker, who worked on film like Gorillas in the Mist, King Kong and Mighty Joe Young.
  • Topics: (Africa, Anthropology: Biological, Biology, Ecology, Motion Pictures: History, Primates, Psychology: Bio-Behavioral, Zoology)