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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Veteran British naturalist David Attenborough has called for gorillas in zoos to be kept behind walls with peepholes rather than glass panels, in order to respect their privacy. The 90-year-old television presenter spoke out after a gorilla briefly escaped on Thursday from its enclosure in London Zoo. Attenborough said the incident was "hardly surprising" when animals are subjected to intrusion. He also said people should behave in a more respectful manner in zoos rather than clowning around trying to goad animals into a reaction. But Attenborough, who has opened the eyes of millions of viewers to the wonders of the natural world during more than half a century in television, also said zoos play a vital role in preserving endangered species.

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So we want to give them the illusion of privacy, just like our government does.

#1 | Posted by LEgregius at 2016-10-18 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He also said people should behave in a more respectful manner in zoos rather than clowning around trying to goad animals into a reaction.

Dave, dave, davd.... don't blame the public.... apes are the original party animals...

they simply escape...

looking for a party and free beer.

Can't blame them.

They see the apes on the other side of the glass acting crazy...

and figure THEY are getting the good stuff...

#2 | Posted by Pegasus at 2016-10-18 12:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why should apes get more privacy than humans !

#3 | Posted by ghoti at 2016-10-18 03:42 PM | Reply

As a kid I felt so bad for the gorilla in our city's zoo.

They kept him in a room facing the crowds, bars open to the public. All he had to do all day was sit there.

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2016-10-19 04:08 AM | Reply

He shall henceforth be know as Mr. Boaty McBoatface, in honor of the research ship Boaty McBoatface, which some fool decided to name after him instead.

#5 | Posted by DarkVader at 2016-10-19 01:28 PM | Reply

We're tired of people staring, pointing and laughing at our bare buttocks.
They're naturally two clicks on the color bar west of Donald Trump's "hair."
~ The Baboons

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-20 11:09 AM | Reply

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