Category: Nature Photography
Posted: February 9, 2019

Young Silver Back Gorilla

A Gazing Gorilla

by Sange

Mixed Media Photograph of the Month Contest Entry 
This is Barney, a 25- year-old Silverback Lowland Gorilla who lives in a cage free zoo with his older brother Shango. The only time they are caged is at night.
He had his yearly Physical in December where they found he had mites in his Bronchial tubes. Eww! They removed what they could and gave him meds to kill the rest.
Poor guy was always coughing. He also was tested for allergies. Turns out Barney is allergic to plantains, mangoes and some types of grass, which explains why he may have broken out in hives. So his caretakes will have to alter his diet and exclude anything from the banana family.
He is fine now and looking as handsome as ever.
Post Type Mixed Media Photography Mixed Media Medium Crop, Re-Size, change to Black and White with silver Effects Pro/ slight Glamour glow.

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