Ndume, as the resident male silverback, likes to be in charge. Here he is in the outdoor enclosure soaking up the sun in his very own boat (sans water- gorillas are typically not very fond of water). Interestingly, Koko, Ndume”s female counterpart, is also a bit of a “control freak,” which explains why they”re not sharing the same boat. Solution: larger “boat” (we”re working on it).
All on board Ndume”s love boat
Photographer: Penny Patterson