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Photos Not Just For People

28 Aug 2009 10:11AM   Views : 702 Unique : 468

I've gone through life thinking that only people used photographs. We use them for so many purposes, but I never even considered the possibility that anyone or anything else but humans would have any use for photos at all.

But today I read on a Dutch news site that some animals, in this case gorillas, can benefit from the use of portrait photos of other gorillas. Two zoos, an English and a French zoo, have exchanged portrait photos of gorillas with the intention of preparing the gorilla ladies in the English zoo for the arrival of the male gorilla from France. They have been studying the photos intently and the zoos are hopeful that it will help them warm to the new arrival before he is even there, making the introduction easier.

I'm normally not a big fan of linking to The Sun, or even looking at it, but if you can bring yourself to click the link, here are some pictures of the gorillas in London studying the photos from France.

Tags: Photos Portraits Human Beings Gorillas Zoo

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
28 Aug 2009 2:53PM
I've just been reading about this in my newspaper (Daily Express) - the lady gorillas seem to be quite impressed......................especially the young female that looked at the image of the young male, and promptly ate it!! lol Smile

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conrad 15 10.9k 116
28 Aug 2009 9:11PM
She must have felt very strongly about him, LOL!

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