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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ernie

Silverback Gorilla at the Bronx Zoo. While a 2 hour drive I visit as much as I can. I love this guy. He is a wonderful leader of his troupe. Fierce, protective, and gentle with his family. I have often seen him giving the Moms a break and playing and watching over his little ones.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Bronx, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Janet McCann