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Big Daddy

This enormous Silver Back Gorilla was alone on an island at the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, he is 77 years of age and lost his 'partner 5 years ago!
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This enormous Silver Back Gorilla was alone on an island at the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, he is 77 years of age and lost his 'partner 5 years ago!
*In 1966, Longleat caused a revolution in the world of zoological collections by becoming the first location outside Africa to open a drive-through Safari Park.*

*Despite the understandable initial concerns of locals with regard to the introduction of lions to Wiltshire, the Safari Park concept has been a great success and Longleat’s ground-breaking innovation has been repeated at wildlife collections all over the world*
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onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita July 25, 2014
nice camera work, composition and edit. Wiltshire is very lucky to have this!!
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ireneburdell July 28, 2014
Wouldn't like to meet him on a dark night , great shot pauline x
Vince542
 
Vince542 July 30, 2014
Wow Pauline!!!! this by far is my favorite!!! great edit!!!!!
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JimCooper8 August 02, 2014
As a student at UNR, I attended a class that went through the entire management of the San Diego Zoo. They too have a very nice drive-through park
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JimCooper8 August 02, 2014
I don't remember a huge Gorilla in that park though :)
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BillW April 11, 2015
OMG!! He looks a lot like a nasty old sergeant I had in the army. I got an instant giggle from this image. Very well done!!
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terrystormon December 06, 2016
a beauty
paulinesimmonds
paulinesimmonds December 08, 2016
Glad you like it, many thanks