Christmas came early for a group of gorillas at Longleat Safari Park when they were presented with a sackful of presents. Brothers Alf, Evindi and Kesho were given a selection of their favourite fruits and vegetables. All three of the western lowland gorillas, who were born at Dublin Zoo, were reunited for the first time earlier this year to form the new bachelor colony at Longleat.
– Ian Turner, Deputy Head Keeper
The gorillas were really interested in the wrapping paper and spent several minutes looking at it and carefully inspecting each of the presents before taking off the paper. It’s always amazing to see just how gentle these hugely powerful apes can be and to admire their dexterity as they tore back little bits of the wrapping to get a peek at what was inside"