A petulant poser in the Pangani Forest

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A gorilla on the “bachelor” side of the Pangani Forest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom decides to sulk and turns his back to the camera. Guests are instructed not to establish eye contact or gesture towards the male gorillas, as this can upset them. Someone broke the rules, and after a short period of agitated pacing, the gorilla decided to chill out next to the waterfall.

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  17 comments for “A petulant poser in the Pangani Forest

  1. Shannara
    March 16, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    That’s a really cool shot! Love it!!! =)

  2. March 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Very nice photo and it looks like gorilla sit and meditate in the beautiful surroundings:)

  3. March 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Cool shot.

  4. March 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Terrific.

  5. March 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Why do people feel the need to torment the poor animal? Is it really that funny? Good for him for turning his back on them. Looks like a peaceful place to sit!

  6. March 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I totally agree, Gayle! As you are going along the trail, there are signs and there are Cast Members telling you NOT to establish eye contact or wave or anything, and yet people persist.

    The sounds of water moving, be it waterfalls or waves, is one of those things that creates a negatively charged environment and is therefore relaxing, peaceful and calm. I’m wondering if the big fella went to sit by the little waterfall on purpose?

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  7. March 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    A beautiful photo. Well done.

  8. March 16, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How much is that gorilla in the window?
    Joyce M

  9. March 17, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Very sweet and cool take on the photo.

  10. Kathy
    March 17, 2010 at 5:27 am

    What a great shot! Looks like the big fella found a great place to relax and calm down. People can be incredibly ignorant, why on earth would you want to get into a stare down with a gorilla for goodness sake! It’s not going to turn out well for someone!

  11. March 17, 2010 at 7:34 am

    That is too cute!

  12. March 17, 2010 at 8:44 am

    They can be hard to deal with, but you still got a very good shot of him. Your post today was very fitting and enjoyable.

  13. March 17, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Wow i like the shot you really have a good one. happy watery Wednesday…

  14. March 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Poor gorilla. it looks like he just needs some quiet time away from the distressing people – I can sympathize with that.

    Great photo, you capture the scene in his emotions well.

  15. March 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

    My thoughts are the same as those of Gayle and Kathy. It irritates the heck out of me when I see people annoying animals. Especially when they have been told not to. It does appear that the gorilla knew where to go to escape the crowd and calm down. Great photo!

    ~ Tracy

  16. March 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    It looks like a great place to relax :) I hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day and Outdoor Wednesday :)

  17. March 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I am not one to hold my tongue. I suppose there would have been some words exchanged and I for one would welcome a stare down with an ignorant person who bothers the animals.

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