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Perfume Genius has a new album out.
I want to like it more than I do.
Spent some time with the Gorillas.
We don't have them at Perth Zoo.
Of all the primates,
I think they're my favourite.

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Gorilla

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Pygmy Hippopotamus

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Northern White Cheeked Gibbon (the female is the pale one, the male is the black one)

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Orangutan

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Hard to tell, but he was making direct eye contact (I zoomed in later to be sure).

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Date: 2017-05-06 11:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Those orangs are just beautiful! :o)

Date: 2017-05-06 02:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redheart
The orangutan look so pensive! <3

Date: 2017-05-06 07:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverjackal
One of my earlier memories is of a baby orangutan in a zoological collection. I must have been three or four (at most) but I can remember the orangutan (who was wearing a diaper and sweater, reclining in a hammock with a bottle) regarding me in much the same way I was watching him.

Date: 2017-05-09 11:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverjackal
I share your ethical qualms about the great apes in captivity. On the one hand conservation is absolutely necessary, and having the animals available for the public to see is of huge assistance in cleaning support for protection and conservation efforts. On the other hand it's uncomfortably very like the traveling circuses or menageries of not-too-long-ago that featured human captives of different races. :(

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