“I have watched this video over again, and with the silverback’s posturing, and tight lips, it’s pretty much the stuff of any keeper’s nightmares.”
The large apes were her favorite animals to work with, she said.
However, she said even though she loves the « gentle giants, » she never underestimated how dangerous they could be.
« A 400+ pound male in his prime is as strong as roughly 10 adult humans, » she wrote. « What can you bench press? OK, now multiply that number by ten. »
She wrote that because of her experience, she was bothered by the coverage of the death of Harambe, the gorilla who was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell in his enclosure.