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Max — Gorilla Wonder Dog

Max — Gorilla Wonder Dog

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: January 21, 2004


Photographer: Penny Patterson

Max — a 7-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier that guards and plays chase with gorillas Koko and Ndume — stands next to the "doggy language board" at the Gorilla Foundation.

Like Koko, while Max is very powerful (a perfect companion for a gorilla), he can also be extremely sweet and gentle with those he considers family.

And while Max"s bark can sometimes jangle the nerves of humans, it seems to delight the gorillas.

Max — Gorilla Wonder Dog

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