Already considered, like all primates, as a species close to man, the gorillas close now a little more. Through a subterfuge technology, a production team came up close to wild gorillas in Africa, capturing images with surprising of these forces of nature in the process, in particular, to sing, reports Futura-Sciences.
For an episode of the miniseries " Spy-in-the-Wild 2, which aired in late April on the BBC-PBS, the professionals of John Downer Productions have been using an animatronic, an animal dummy to look ultra-realistic, can imitate up to the behaviors of the animals that approach it. The contact of wild gorillas of the mountains, in a sanctuary in Uganda, it has allowed us to film these apes, for the first time, in the process of humming while they shared a meal. The images also exhibit the impressive primates in the middle of a concert of flatulence after a meal.
About a thousand mountain gorillas in freedom
The practice of singing gorillas was already known for several years : a study in the Congo and published in 2016 in the journal PLOS One documented such behaviors, and the recordings had even been able to be collected. If the teams of John Downer Productions, they were able, they, to film the phenomenon, it is thanks to the level of detail is exceptional made to the animatronic. Particular emphasis has been put on the eyes of the monkey artificial, gorillas communicating especially through this.
Victims of poaching, or even the destruction of their natural habitat, the mountain gorilla, or Gorilla beringei beringei, are an endangered species since several decades, their population dropped to only 680 individuals in liberty ten years ago. But this figure tends to go up, according to the result of a census conducted in April 2018. Now, thanks to a safeguarding campaign, which began in the 1960s, there are approximately 1 060 mountain gorillas in the wild.