for the first time, i was barely 2 feet away from this fellow separating us with two-sided grilled fence, you can almost hear him breathe had it not been his cage was in utter silent by curious humans whose fascination and awe-expressing giggles and teasing can't be denied as for the first ever encounter of this beautiful creature. i wonder then what exactly Charles Darwin meant on his Theory of Man's Evolution which drives me curious to find out.

i can hardly disagree though that they have features of perfect resemblance to us, aesthetically and functionality. but by its dimension, my goodness, his fingers seemed like twice as big as mine, and have to put all my five fingers close together to measure the whole thickness of his finger. he is broad in built but not taller than anyone of us along the edge of his cage. i was so fascinated and amazed by its presence.

Silverback Gorilla of Dubai Zoo.

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