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(Daily Mail)   Man releases video of his 18-month-old daughter playing with a gorilla to show how docile and gentle the creatures really are. Gorillas, not toddlers   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 53
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2012-09-16 08:45:22 AM
DNRTFA - Will wait for the inevitable  img1.fark.net
 
2012-09-16 08:51:21 AM
Well I'm glad that worked out for the kid. Damned if I would have tried it, though.
 
2012-09-16 08:52:21 AM
...

Waiting for the follow-up where the Dad is hurt trying to get his kid back because the gorilla decided to keep the kid.
 
2012-09-16 08:54:24 AM
Could be worse, could be galagher
 
2012-09-16 08:59:58 AM
I guess if you're adapted to deal with juvenile gorillas then human infants and toddlers aren't a huge challenge. I mean, ape-strength plus the gorilla equivalent of teenager has to be terrifying.
 
2012-09-16 09:01:01 AM
i28.photobucket.com

"That film is doctored!"
 
2012-09-16 09:02:34 AM

Tommy Moo: Well I'm glad that worked out for the kid. Damned if I would have tried it, though.


Yeah, we are incredibly fragile compared to other primates. This was just stupid - all it takes is the toddler to poke the gorilla in the eye or something, and this guy is trying to explain to his wife why their kid is splattered on the ceiling.
 
2012-09-16 09:02:40 AM
Video is from 20 years ago. Girl is all growed up now...
 
2012-09-16 09:04:24 AM
It's not Fark, it's a mirror of the Daily Mail.com
 
Rat
2012-09-16 09:05:02 AM
i235.photobucket.com

© We've know about this phenomenon for many years
 
2012-09-16 09:16:19 AM
And now some chucklefark will try and do the same thing with a chimp, then have to spend the rest of the day duct taping little Suzy's face back on before she bleeds out in the front yard.
 
2012-09-16 09:16:20 AM
People who use terms like "noble" to describe animals- especially primates- need to get some farking perspective. Animals are, no more, no less.
 
2012-09-16 09:21:22 AM
The video was shot at Howletts, which is about 17 miles away from me. The owning company also own Port Lympne, which i can see from my back garden. John was always a very hands-on guy, often getting in with the gorillas at every opportunity. He also promoted the same approach when it came to the big cats, almost to the point of ignorance. From 1980-2000, 4 keepers were killed by tigers, one was crushed by a bull elephant, and a boy had his arm ripped off by a chimpanzee in 1989. (awarded £132,000)
 
2012-09-16 09:36:13 AM
and I've just realised most of what I wrote previously is in the article anyway. Oh well, still makes him look like kind of a dick
 
2012-09-16 09:37:32 AM

Gunther: Tommy Moo: Well I'm glad that worked out for the kid. Damned if I would have tried it, though.

Yeah, we are incredibly fragile compared to other primates. This was just stupid - all it takes is the toddler to poke the gorilla in the eye or something, and this guy is trying to explain to his wife why their kid is splattered on the ceiling.


YOU may be incredibly fragile - I'm not.
 
2012-09-16 09:37:42 AM
I'm surprised he didn't end up in a custody battle with the gorilla...
 
2012-09-16 09:41:24 AM
Gorilla gives birth to an albino. Kinda ugly in retrospect. I'd bet I could guess who was the Father though...
 
2012-09-16 09:50:05 AM

Inigo: And now some chucklefark will try and do the same thing with a chimp, then have to spend the rest of the day duct taping little Suzy's face back on before she bleeds out in the front yard.


Chimps only rank one tier under us on the "Evil" scale, IMHO.

/ cats would be third, of course
 
2012-09-16 09:51:46 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: People who use terms like "noble" to describe animals- especially primates- need to get some farking perspective. Animals are, no more, no less.


"Noble" is basically an old-fart way to say "chill", which is a fairly accurate way to describe the general attitude of most gorillas toward other primates when there are no specific issues of conflict involved.

Chimpanzees may take you apart limb by limb just for the hell of it, but a gorilla will just look at you like you're stupid and go back to what it was doing unless you specifically fark with it. For the most part, anyhow.
 
2012-09-16 09:58:07 AM

CokeBear: Video is from 20 years ago. Girl is all growed up now...


and quite nicely at that
 
2012-09-16 10:00:48 AM

Cretony38: Gorilla gives birth to an albino. Kinda ugly in retrospect. I'd bet I could guess who was the Father though...


Fb- ?
 
2012-09-16 10:03:26 AM

Jim_Callahan: Crotchrocket Slim: People who use terms like "noble" to describe animals- especially primates- need to get some farking perspective. Animals are, no more, no less.

"Noble" is basically an old-fart way to say "chill", which is a fairly accurate way to describe the general attitude of most gorillas toward other primates when there are no specific issues of conflict involved.

Chimpanzees may take you apart limb by limb just for the hell of it, but a gorilla will just look at you like you're stupid and go back to what it was doing unless you specifically fark with it. For the most part, anyhow.


This. Gorillas, unless severely provoked, are pretty much the most gentle primate there is. They are also very protective of infants.

Chimps, on the other hand, are exceptionally vicious. Even Jane Goodall, who worked with them all her life, locked her daughter up in a cage when she was in the jungle because chimps have been known to kidnap and eat human babies.
 
2012-09-16 10:25:31 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: People who use terms like "noble" to describe animals- especially primates- need to get some farking perspective. Animals are, no more, no less.


Especially those damned homo sapiens! They're the worst of the primates...
 
2012-09-16 10:34:12 AM
I played with the Williams sisters one night and they did not hurt me either.
 
2012-09-16 10:38:59 AM
Once you go black...

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-09-16 10:45:33 AM

RobSeace: Crotchrocket Slim: People who use terms like "noble" to describe animals- especially primates- need to get some farking perspective. Animals are, no more, no less.

Especially those damned homo sapiens! They're the worst of the primates...


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2012-09-16 10:46:13 AM

CokeBear: Video is from 20 years ago. Girl is all growed up now...


Grown up very nicely, too..
 
2012-09-16 11:28:00 AM
Holy fark, that takes some stupid to do that.
 
2012-09-16 11:34:45 AM
Bloody hell, what a 'tard.
 
2012-09-16 11:59:46 AM
Yo, 'sup?
 
2012-09-16 12:01:49 PM
Let's see if the pic shows now and not just the caption:

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-09-16 12:14:33 PM

Buffet: YOU may be incredibly fragile - I'm not.


Yes, yes you are.

A female chimp, weighing a mere 135 pounds and going by the name of Suzette, checked in with a one-handed pull of 1,260 pounds. A 165-pound man, by comparison, could manage a one-handed pull of about 210 pounds.
 
2012-09-16 12:32:42 PM

Stantz: The video was shot at Howletts, which is about 17 miles away from me. The owning company also own Port Lympne, which i can see from my back garden. John was always a very hands-on guy, often getting in with the gorillas at every opportunity. He also promoted the same approach when it came to the big cats, almost to the point of ignorance. From 1980-2000, 4 keepers were killed by tigers, one was crushed by a bull elephant, and a boy had his arm ripped off by a chimpanzee in 1989. (awarded £132,000)


Lucky chimpanzee
 
2012-09-16 12:57:50 PM

Arthen: Buffet: YOU may be incredibly fragile - I'm not.

Yes, yes you are.

A female chimp, weighing a mere 135 pounds and going by the name of Suzette, checked in with a one-handed pull of 1,260 pounds. A 165-pound man, by comparison, could manage a one-handed pull of about 210 pounds.


Yep. Allow me to add that Suzette almost certainly was giving just a casual tug (unaware of the test), while Mr. 210 was pulling as hard as he could.
 
2012-09-16 01:14:39 PM

TeamVanHelsing: Arthen: Buffet: YOU may be incredibly fragile - I'm not.

Yep. Allow me to add that Suzette almost certainly was giving just a casual tug (unaware of the test), while Mr. 210 was pulling as hard as he could.


Everyone loves my casual tugs- I try not to pull as hard as I can ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo
 
2012-09-16 01:30:52 PM
And that's a wrap! You guys have been awesome.
 
2012-09-16 01:33:44 PM

TeamVanHelsing: Arthen: Buffet: YOU may be incredibly fragile - I'm not.

Yes, yes you are.

A female chimp, weighing a mere 135 pounds and going by the name of Suzette, checked in with a one-handed pull of 1,260 pounds. A 165-pound man, by comparison, could manage a one-handed pull of about 210 pounds.

Yep. Allow me to add that Suzette almost certainly was giving just a casual tug (unaware of the test), while Mr. 210 was pulling as hard as he could.


More recent research suggests chimps are about twice as strong as humans. Link
 
2012-09-16 01:37:12 PM

BarkingUnicorn:

More recent research suggests chimps are about twice as strong as humans. Link


Interesting. Still, wouldn't mess with one. Twice as strong as me with canines the size of thumbs is plenty.
 
2012-09-16 01:55:10 PM
Meanwhile, would he have let his daughter frolic about with a 400 pound, mentally disabled mute man? I think not.
 
2012-09-16 02:06:05 PM
www.bartcop.com

Approves.
 
2012-09-16 02:16:23 PM
It was stupid, but gorillas are a far cry from chimps. Chimps are vicious as hell, gorillas are not.
 
2012-09-16 02:23:18 PM

Jim_Callahan: "Noble" is basically an old-fart way to say "chill", which is a fairly accurate way to describe the general attitude of most gorillas toward other primates when there are no specific issues of conflict involved.

 

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2012-09-16 02:30:30 PM

MatrixOutsider: I played with the Williams sisters one night and they did not hurt me either.


I hope Samuel L. Jackson kicks you in the nuts.
 
2012-09-16 03:29:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-16 03:40:44 PM

suzette100: TeamVanHelsing: Arthen: Buffet: YOU may be incredibly fragile - I'm not.

Yep. Allow me to add that Suzette almost certainly was giving just a casual tug (unaware of the test), while Mr. 210 was pulling as hard as he could.

Everyone loves my casual tugs- I try not to pull as hard as I can ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo


TeamVanHelsing: And that's a wrap! You guys have been awesome.


This
 
2012-09-16 05:01:09 PM
UH OH!
SIMPSONS DID IT! SIMPSONS DID IT!
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-16 05:44:47 PM

BarkingUnicorn: TeamVanHelsing: Arthen: Buffet: YOU may be incredibly fragile - I'm not.

Yes, yes you are.

A female chimp, weighing a mere 135 pounds and going by the name of Suzette, checked in with a one-handed pull of 1,260 pounds. A 165-pound man, by comparison, could manage a one-handed pull of about 210 pounds.

Yep. Allow me to add that Suzette almost certainly was giving just a casual tug (unaware of the test), while Mr. 210 was pulling as hard as he could.

More recent research suggests chimps are about twice as strong as humans. Link


Wanna tell this guy how "fragile he is?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-1Z1mmJ1io
Bodybuilders, powerlifters, and strongman competitors are NOT fragile!
Everyone else is weak because they're lazy and choose to be.
 
2012-09-16 10:17:53 PM
FTA: "Still, he's teaching her tiger speak and gorilla gurgles. He's serious. 'I can speak wild boar,' he says. 'When you wake up in the morning, open the bedroom door and two tigers jump in your bed, you're in serious trouble if you don't know good morning in tiger-speak.'"

He's a handsome idiot.

Don't make pets of things / let toddlers play with things that can kill humans inadvertently. 

Some people are turned on by being around beasts (human or animal) that are capable of lethal mayhem. I call it "King Kong Syndrome."
 
2012-09-16 11:50:25 PM
Well, there's good old-fashioned British eccentricity for you. They didn't stop making the stuff between the Wars, apparently.

And with the good and the bad consequences much in evidence.

In the real world, Dr. Doolittle would have been up to his knees in manure and dead animals rather than singing a happy song while polite little sheep and goats trot across his Persian rugs and leave his precious books and prints alone rather than nibbling them.
 
2012-09-17 01:43:33 AM

BarkingUnicorn: CokeBear: Video is from 20 years ago. Girl is all growed up now...

Grown up very nicely, too..


agreed!

//first, I thought she was his wife.
 
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