This is Emma. She is a lovely beautiful gorilla. I met her whilst working at the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon. They care for rescued primates from the pet and bush meat trade.

Emma is a very beautiful and gentle western lowland gorilla. She was very interested in me and enjoyed my company (the feeling was mutual and special)

When I look at this picture it makes me feel like crying…


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  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Oh, what an amazing face and are so lucky to form a bond with such a beautiful
    gorilla….I cry all the time when I think of the way they are abused, hunted and used for meat….
    it is so very very sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yes it is sad Sally xxxxx

    – ApeArt

  • TrEaSuReDiMaGeS
    TrEaSuReDiMaGeSover 5 years ago

    A beautiful and moving description Jane!! Thanks for sharing your experiences and images!

  • My pleasure Deb xx

    – ApeArt

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    aww i bet you miss her so,dawnx

  • Yes I do miss her dawn xx

    – ApeArt

  • photojoey
    photojoeyover 5 years ago

    great capture! Joe

  • Thanks Joe

    – ApeArt

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful face. She looks so gentle and content. Her past is sad but her present looks happy, even if ideally she should be in the wild, living with her family. Ahh heck now I feel like crying.

  • :))

    – ApeArt

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720over 5 years ago

    She looks so content here .. she has a beautiful face.. Great Capture :))

  • Thank you :))

    – ApeArt

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, cute, and she looks happy after a sad situation

  • Thanks barry :))

    – ApeArt

  • karenuk1969
    karenuk1969over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!

  • Thanks!

    – ApeArt

  • Tambala
    Tambalaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait – and a special experience, thanks for sharing x

  • My pleasure Tina xx

    – ApeArt

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • thanks!

    – ApeArt

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