“The Great Ape Protection Act, H.R. 1326, has been reintroduced, prohibiting invasive research on great apes, including chimpanzees, baboons, gorillas, orangutans, and gibbons. This bill would also provide for the permanent retirement of all great apes owned or under the control of the federal government that have been used for invasive research.”

I captured these images back in 2003 at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. I ended up visiting the gorillas a few times a week to take photos. I was simply fascinated by their personalities. The images were taken with a Minolta Maxxum 7 & Sigma 70-200 2.8, 2x Teleconverter, with Kodak T-Max 3200, printed on Ilford RC Pearl. You can view the rest of the series here.


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