Majesty that’s in our midst
THERE isn’t all that much difference between gorillas and humans. Besides the excess hair and set of thumbs on their feet, they share many of our own struggles.
From sibling rivalry to single parenting, clashes between father and son to fading leaders and growing adolescents.
This landmark three-part BBC series on the world’s last mountain gorillas is narrated by Patrick Stewart.
The series focuses on the largest gorilla family in the world and its perilous journey down to feed on the fresh shoots of bamboo.
They run the risk of being caught in illegal snares and Cantsbee, the dominant silverback, has his work cut out keeping them all safe, especially those closest to him.
The best docos to hit the screens are the ones that make you forget you’re watching one.
Mountain Gorillas does exactly that with its astonishing insight into the lives of these majestic creatures.