Majesty that’s in our midst

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Front Page -

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.

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