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Gorilla strength - myths and reality

Finland Shadow Offline

(01-09-2019, 05:10 AM)brotherbear Wrote:
(12-13-2018, 03:48 AM)brotherbear Wrote: Some years ago, seems like well over a decade ago, I wrote a letter to the sanctuary - 
I asked if they have ever considered performing a test of gorilla strength. I stressed that this could probably be performed in a way that might actually be enjoyable to the great apes with no pain or stress. 
From the return mail I received you would think that I had asked if I could feed their gorilla's Strychnine. 

Yes, I had suggested this. I stressed that the strength test could be made into an enjoyable experience for the gorillas and in no way producing stress or pain. But, as mentioned above, you would think that I had asked to beat there great apes with a barbed-wire whip. How dare I suggest such a thing! 
I did not mention above, they stated that saving gorillas from extinction is far more important than testing how strong they are. Well, i did not respond to their poison-letter, but at that time in my life I was actively giving to environmental causes; especially to the WWF.
I remember that, you have mentioned about it. Strange to get rude answer even though of course conservation is more important. Then again when they make that kind of facilities, there could be something heavier too if someone just would get idea. No need to put there 500 kg weights, but something to give a hint :)
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