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A male gorilla at Ueno zoo in Tokyo eats his lunch.

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One of my favourite everyday sights in Japan is the many ways rocks are arranged - even in gorilla enclosures!

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"Closely linked by DNA, gorillas (family Hominidae) are one of the four species of great apes that are the closest living relatives of mankind"

ref: http://www.defenders.org/gorilla/basic-facts

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thats one buff Gorilla you dont want to mess with, Goriilas share 97% the same DNA as humans

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I hate primate keeping zoos, and I'm teaching my children to hate them as well. Humans aren't that much smarter than gorillas...

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Gees... my eyes went off more to what looked like a set-of-arms comin' outta' the bowels beneath the tree-stump!

Now That is creep of the creepy.

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Sure he's not taking a dump?

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They gave one a birthday cake the other day and it would not share it.

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I've been to Ueno Zoo. You don't need to look far to find stressed and depressed animals. Such a sad state of affairs

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I got a picture of this guy, up close and personal, and although I appreciate the purpose behind zoos, I still don't like seeing beautiful animals like this kept in cages. That said, one of my greatest pleasures is seeing the phalanxes of awed and smiling children with their teachers or other caretakers taking tours of them. Suppose I'm just a hypocrite.

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