This is Benito. He is a western lowland gorilla and lives at the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon. He was very curious and was so close I couldn’t get all his face in the picture!

Born approx.: April 1996. The youngest of the three males, Benito arrived at Limbe with Emma (please see The Look and Gorilla Touch) and spent his first months there in the constant care of his human caregivers, who selflessly gave him 24 hour care and attention.


  • Fran E.
    Fran E.about 6 years ago

    Love that intense look and so soft.
    Curiosity is a good thing!!

  • thank you :))

    – ApeArt

  • wutz4tea
    wutz4teaabout 6 years ago

    Those eyes!! Beautiful picture!!

  • Thank you :))

    – ApeArt

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinabout 6 years ago

    stunning beautiful image of such a wonderful peaceful creature. well done……to you AND Benito :)

  • Bless you darling x

    – ApeArt

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    hes wonderful and so trusting, how can these ever be harmed,dawnx

  • I just don’t know x

    – ApeArt

  • nannajul
    nannajulabout 6 years ago

    Oh beautiful beautiful Benito. He looks so much like Emma [perhaps they came from the same family]. From what I remember of him, he is a fiesty young male, always up to his antics. He had a bit of a row of Chella while I was there – but did he learn from it – no way, not Benny.

    Fantastic expression in this shot Jane – the eyes say it all.

  • Thanks so much Jul, he was very very interested in me :)

    – ApeArt

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 6 years ago

    Such awesome eyes!!

  • Thanks Deb x

    – ApeArt

  • Tambala
    Tambalaabout 6 years ago

    Such expressive eyes, beautiful detail . .wonderful image x

  • thanks so much Tina x

    – ApeArt

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 6 years ago

    great catch

  • Thanks sean

    – ApeArt

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithabout 6 years ago

    Very expressive shot Jane

  • Thanks Sheila :)

    – ApeArt

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago

    oh my look at those gorgeous eyes ! xx

  • :D

    – ApeArt

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